Six Injured in Two Vehicle Accident Near Fairbury

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FAIRBURY, Neb. -- Six people were injured in a two vehicle accident east of Fairbury Monday afternoon.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, shortly before 3 p.m. a Ford F-150 was traveling west on 713 Road, when it was hit in the intersection at 571 Avenue by a southbound Chevy Van.

The F-150 rolled until it knocked over an electrical pole. The van also rolled until it came to rest in a ditch.

The driver of that van, 65-year-old Chester Veatch of Fairbury, was ejected from the vehicle and found a considerable distance from his car. He was airlifted to a Lincoln hospital with serious injuries. Two juvenile males inside the vehicle were also injured.

The driver of the F-150, 41-year-old Brenda Bush of Fairbury, was also injured. Two female passengers in Bush's car were also injured. One of those occupants remained trapped in the car until surrounding power lines were turned off.

Officials do not believe alcohol played a part in the accident.