PRESS RELEASE 10-7-2019

Madison County SO

PRESS RELEASE 10-7-2019

At approximately 4:00 PM on October 7, 2019 Madison County Sheriff’s Officer’s, Madison PD, Madison Fire and Rescue, and Nebraska State patrol responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of North main Street and Hwy 81 and North Main Street  near Madison.

A 1997 Chevy Cavalier driven by a 56 year old Norfolk women was struck by a 2007 Kenworth driven by a 34 year old Clark SD man hauling a full load of cattle as it tried to turn around in the south bound lane of traffic.

After contact the car spun into the west ditch where it came to a rest. The semi then over turned on to the driver’s side and slid approximately 150 feet further down the road.

The driver of the Cavalier was taken to Faith Regional ER with minor injuries and the driver of the semi refused treatment.

Both driver’s were wearing their seat belts.

Two cattle were killed in the accident and the south bound lanes of Hwy 81 were closed for approximately four hours while crews worked to extract the cattle and right the semi.

Multiple area farmers and cattlemen helped in the extraction of the cattle by offering their time and equipment. A BIG THANK YOU, TO ALL THAT HELPED!

Sheriff Todd Volk