NE woman injured during Mills Co. Crash


July 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A crash between three vehicles Friday evening on Interstate 29 in Mills County resulted in a Nebraska woman being flown to the hospital in serious condition. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at around 5:15-p.m. near the Glenwood exit.

Officials say three vehicles, a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 2000 Chevy S-10 pickup, and a 2003 Toyota Highlander were all traveling south on I-29 when the pickup, driven by 21-year old Maegen Duran, of Johnstown, NE hit the cycle.

Following the impact, the pickup entered the ditch, rolled over, and was hit by the Toyota SUV. Duran was flown by Lifenet Helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where a report on her condition was not available late Friday night.

Neither driver of the motorcycle, 27-year old Luke Edmonds, of Plattsmouth, NE, nor the driver of the Toyota, 35-year old Tara Marie Cowherd, of Omaha, were injured.

The accident remains under investigation.