Crete man injured in truck overturn accident, in northern Gage County

BEATRICE – A crash involving a dump truck in northern Gage County last Friday sent a Crete man to a Lincoln hospital.

Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies say the accident occurred near Nebraska Highway 41 and Spur 34-C, at the north edge of Adams.

A 2021 International dump truck driven by 69-year-old Ruben Reyes-Mendez was traveling west on Highway 41 when the right-side tires went off the pavement. Authorities say the driver overcorrected, causing the truck to roll onto its side, coming to rest in the bottom of a ditch.

Mendez was airlifted by medical helicopter to Bryan Health West in Lincoln, for injuries described as serious, but not life-threatening.  Mendez was using a seat belt. The accident occurred at about 6:10 p.m.