Fatal Accident in Stanton County

STANTON COUNTY – One person is dead and another critically injured after a car accident in Northeast Nebraska.

It happened at about 7 a.m. Monday on State Highway 24 about two miles east of Norfolk.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says a westbound pickup driven by 19-year-old Ried Krutz of Stanton crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle.

Unger says one of the vehicles rolled after the collision and both vehicles came to rest in a nearby ditch.

The second driver was identified as 63-year-old Jim Hoff of Norfolk. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Krutz was taken to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk with what were called critical injuries.

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