Accident 5-21-20

PILGER -- A rural Pilger man was injured after a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of 571st Avenue and Highway 275 on Thursday evening.

According to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger, 52-year-old Brian Suehl was stopped at the intersection waiting to make a northbound turn off the highway when his vehicle was struck from behind by an eastbound pickup pulling a camper and being driven by 36-year-old Heath Harrison of Beemer.

That impact pushed the car driven by Suehl into a westbound car driven by 28-year-old Tanner Lancaster of Tilden.

Suehl was taken to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk by ambulance,  and both other drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.

Suehl’s vehicle was a total loss, and traffic was directed around the scene for about 45 minutes as it was cleared.

Pilger Fire and Stanton County Emergency Management assisted at the scene.

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