Two hospitalized after multiple accidents west of Gordon

Two hospitalized after multiple accidents west of Gordon

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By Lauren Brant

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s office responded to two accidents within one mile of each other near Gordon on Tuesday, July 18. The accidents occurred 11 hours apart and both involved a car swerving into a trailer. 

Officers responded to the first accident at 12:20 p.m. 3 miles west of Gordon. The two-vehicle accident involved Johannes Greboler, a 19-year-old harvester from Potter, Neb., and Rachel Ormseth, 24, of Pierre, S.D. Greboler was heading east on Highway 20 in a 2006 Sterling trailer when witnesses said Ormseth, who was westbound in a 2016 Chevy Impala, swerved over the center line and hit the trailer. The report indicated Ormseth may have fallen asleep.

Ormseth was taken to Gordon Memorial Hospital for  a lower leg injury and she was later flown out.

The second accident occurred 2 miles west of Gordon on Highway 20 at 11:28 p.m. According to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s office, the two-vehicle accident occurred at the curve by the KSDZ-FM radio station.

Susan Caplan, 67, of Gordon, Neb., was driving eastbound on Highway 20 in a 1998 Cadillac sedan. Caplan crossed the center line and hit 24-year-old Hallie Fulton of Miller, S.D. who was driving a 2013 Chevy Silverado, pulling a trailer with three horses, heading westbound.

Caplan was taken to Gordon Memorial Hospital for evaluation and was later transferred. The Sheriff’s office suspects alcohol may have been a factor, but they are still waiting for results to confirm or deny that.

Last modified onTuesday, 25 July 2017 16:57

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