Hwy 81 – 32 Junction 2 vehicle Accident with one Fatality

Madison County SO
Subject: Hwy 81 – 32 Junction 2 vehicle Accident with one Fatality
Date: 04/14/2020
Location: Hwy 81 32 (East side of Madison, Madison County
Updated Information: April 15, 2020
On April 14 at approximately 15:35 an accident was reported at the intersection of Hwy 81 and Hwy 32 near Madison. A north bound Nissan Murano collided with an east bound Buick Le Sabre. Both vehicles sustained major damage and came to rest in the northeast ditch.
The Nissan had three passengers. Two adults were wearing their seat belts and an infant in a car seat. All three were transported to faith regional health services with varying degrees of injuries. 
There were two occupants in the Buick. The driver of the Buick was wearing her seat belt and was transported to Faith Regional ER with possible severe injuries. A front seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown if he was wearing his seat belt. The front seat passenger was trapped in the car and required the jaws of life to remove him. 
Responding to the scene was Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Police Department, Madison Fire and Rescue, and Nebraska State Patrol. The scene blocked part of Hwy 81 for several hours before the scene was cleared.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
UPDATED: The individual who passed away, due to the injuries sustained in the accident, was Charlie Kethcart (73 YOA) of rural Stanton County, Nebraska. Kethcart was the passenger of the Buick.
Sheriff Todd Volk
Approve and send Last updated 04/15/2020 at 09:49 by Todd Volk
Sheriff Todd Volk