Pickup, sport utility vehicle collide near Filley

BEATRICE – Occupants of two vehicles escaped injury in a collision Sunday, about two miles south of Filley.

Gage County Sheriff’s officers say a northbound pickup driven by Kenny Rainey, of Blue Springs, failed to yield at the intersection of South 134th and Nebraska Highway 4.   His vehicle crossed onto the highway, where it was struck by a westbound sport utility vehicle driven by Katelyn Weeks, of Pawnee City.

The collision caused Rainey’s pickup to overturn in the ditch and catch fire.  The SUV also spun into the ditch. 

The two drivers and two children riding in the sport utility vehicle were not injured.

Filley Fire personnel responded to the scene to douse the fire in the pickup.  Beatrice Fire and Rescue also was summoned and checked occupants for injuries.  No one had to be transported to the hospital, for treatment.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and airbags deployed in the SUV.  The accident happened at 1:07 p.m., Sunday.