UTV and Minivan Collision Results in One Death

PRAGUE – On February 3, at approximately 9:33 a.m., the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office and the Prague Fire and Rescue Department responded to the scene of a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of County Road 25 and S, which is two miles Northeast of Prague, NE.

The preliminary investigation shows that an eastbound 2019 Polaris Ranger Utility Vehicle, driven by Chris Tepoel, 61, failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by a northbound 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan driven by 33-year-old Laura Lancaster. Tepeol was ejected from the UTV and died at the scene. There were no other occupants in the UTV.

Lancaster and two small children in the minivan were treated and released at the scene.