Taylor Man Stranded In Elements Following Crash

A single-vehicle accident resulted in a Taylor man being transported to the hospital with serious injuries on Thursday, December 9.

According to the accident report from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Ronald Myers, 55 of Taylor, was traveling east on Nebraska Highway 70 in a 2002 Dodge Dakota when the vehicle drove through the stop sign at the Highway 183 intersection and onto a dirt road. The Dakota drove off the dirt road to the north and into a ditch that leads to a creek. The vehicle then ramped the creek and impacted the east embankment with the front end of the vehicle. The impact caused the vehicle to spin around and come to a rest facing west at the top of the embankment.

The time of the crash is unknown as officers were not alerted to the accident until later in the morning. According to the report, hospital staff estimated Myers had been in the vehicle 3-4 hours before being found. Temperatures in the morning were in the low to mid-40s with winds 10-25 mph.

Myers was transported to Melham Medical Center by Ansley Volunteer Fire and Rescue with suspected serious injuries to his face. The report states no seatbelt was used and the front airbag of the vehicle was deployed.

The vehicle was listed as totaled.