Highway 21 Accident, Friday morning
An accident involving two vehicles occurred at approximately 11:22 a.m. on Friday morning south of Cozad at the intersection of Highway 21 and Road 759.
According to reports released by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department, John Henderson of North Platte was driving a 2006 Chevy eastbound on Road 759 and failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a 2014 Chevy pickup being driven by Royce Hiebner with his wife Brenda Hiebner as a passenger in the pickup that was traveling south on Highway 21.
All three people involved in the accident were transported to Cozad Community Hospital. The Hiebners were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Henderson was transferred via Air Care to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. According to follow-up news releases, Henderson passed away on Sunday morning.
All people involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts and the air bags deployed in both vehicles.
According to reports from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, both vehicles were total losses.
Responding to the emergency call were the Cozad Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Unit along with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department.
Assisting the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation and traffic control during the accident on Friday morning were the Cozad Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.