At approximately 8:35 PM on October 2, 2019 Madison County Deputies along with Nebraska State Patrol and Madison Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle head on collision that occurred one half mile east of the 121 junction on Highway 32.
An east bound 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by a 79-year-old Francisco A. Alarcon, of Madison crossed the center line and collided with a west bound 2019 Nissan Rogue driven by a 75-year-old Janice E. Preister of rural Lindsay.
A short time later after the initial accident, a 2017 Ford Edge drove through the scene and collided with the Trailblazer.
The reporting party who found the accident pulled the driver of the Trailblazer out of the vehicle and attempted CPR until rescue arrived.
Alarcon, the driver of the Trailblazer was transported to Faith Regional ER with life threatening injuries where he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Preister, the driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.
A passenger in the Ford Edge was also transported to Faith Regional ER with non-life-threatening injuries.
Highway 32 remained closed for approximately three hours while the Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigated the scene. The accident remains under investigation.