Wymore man hospitalized, from Friday night rollover accident

BEATRICE – A Wymore man was seriously injured in the rollover of the vehicle he was driving, Friday night….about three miles northwest of Beatrice.

Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies say 26-year-old Preston Retherford was driving a 2006 Jeep Commander south on Southwest 45th road, west of Hickory Road.

The Jeep went into the west ditch, struck a driveway and culvert and went airborne.  The vehicle landed in the ditch and rolled several times, ejecting the driver from the vehicle.  Retherford was found lying in the roadway.

He was taken by ambulance to Bryan Health West Hospital in Lincoln, for what authorities say appeared to be serious injuries. 

Sheriffs’ investigators say Retherford, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was not using a safety restraint. 

Beatrice City and Rural Firefighters responded to the accident, at 11 p.m., Friday.