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Two Fatal Crashes In The Area Tuesday

Three people died in crashes in the area Counties Tuesday

A crash on the eastbound ramp at US 36 and Highway 13 took the lives of two Nebraska residents Tuesday morning.  State Troopers report 70-year-olds Ricky and Susan Nutzman of Falls City, Nebraska died of injuries in the crash that happened about 9:30 am, as Ricky Nutzman was merging onto US 36 and crossed to the passing lane and was struck on the driver’s side by an eastbound semi.  The truck driver was not injured.

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A single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Bethany took the life of the driver and left two passengers injured.  State Troopers report the crash occurred about 12:08 pm in Harrison County.  According to the report 38-year-old Scott A Hall of Bethany was northbound on Route 211.  He ran off the east side of the road, skidded, and struck a rock.  He overcorrected and went off the east side again, struck the ditch, and overturned – ejecting the driver and a 1-year-old girl who were not restrained.

Scott Hall was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital and was pronounced dead.

The 1-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman, Maggie F Hall, were taken to Harrison County Community Hospital.  The girl had moderate injuries.  The woman was wearing a safety belt and had minor injuries.