Child killed, another injured following electrocution near Elm Creek

ELM CREEK – Two Elm Creek children were injured, one fatally on their grandparents property after an electrocution.

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Elm Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call early Tuesday morning and two children were transported from the scene to a Kearney Hospital.

One of those children, a 7-year-old died shortly after arrival.

The other child, a 5-year-old, received non-life threatening injures.

Authorities say it was an accident caused by faulty wiring on a portable fuel trailer.