Press Release – Two Vehicle Accident on Hwy 275 UPDATED

On June 27, 2019 at approximately 11:00 a two-vehicle collision occurred on the Buffalo Creek bridge on the west side of Meadow Grove on Hwy 275.

An east bound Ford F250 driven by an 86-year-old Delbert Heithoff of Elgin, crossed the center line and collided with a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by a 63-year-old Dixie L. Hood of Meadow Grove.

Hood suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the F250 was taken to Faith Regional Emergency Room by Meadow Grove Fire and Rescue. Neither driver was wearing their seat belts.

Hwy 275 was closed in both directions or diverted down to one lane for approximately 3 hours. Both vehicles required towing form the scene.

Madison County Sheriffs Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Tilden Police Department, Tilden Fire and Rescue, and Meadow Grove Fire and Rescue responded to the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol and Madison County Sheriffs Office.