SARGENT—A vehicle caught fire on Thursday evening resulting in one fatality. Approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 the Sargent Police Department and Sargent Fire Department were dispatched to an accident off of Highway 183. According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred on a closed road in a tree line north of Sargent. After the fire was extinguished, an unidentified female was found deceased inside the vehicle.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Loup County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Fire Marshals Office were called to investigate the incident.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond said the incident remains under investigation as an autopsy report is pending. Sheriff Osmond said there is no impact to the public’s safety.