One Person Killed; Driver Cited After Stanton County Crash

STANTON – One person is dead following a northeast Nebraska car accident on Saturday.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says it happened around 9:15 p-m on Saturday about six miles southeast of Stanton.

Sheriff Unger says 23-year old Tucker Lanz of Stanton was eastbound on Golf Course Road when his vehicle left the road, crossed into the north ditch and struck a power pole.

Unger says a passenger, 22-year old Hunter Hetzler of Stanton, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Lanz was also ejected, suffering what were called critical injuries. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

Unger says alcohol and speed are considered factors in the crash, and Lanz was cited for both driving while intoxicated and motor vehicle homicide. The accident knocked out power to area residences well into Sunday morning.