Dump trucks collide in Fremont County: 2 injured, 1 seriously


November 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a dump truck was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Omaha Tuesday, after the vehicle he was driving rear-ended another dump truck, in Fremont County. Sheriff’s Officials say 47-year old John Everett Miner, of Emerson, was flown from the scene near the intersection of 150th Street and 380th Avenue to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the other truck, 24-year old Jacob Ryan Miner, of Red Oak, was transported by Shenandoah Rescue to the Shenandoah Medical Center, for treatment of minor injuries.

Authorities say a 1996 Peterbilt dump truck driven by Jacob Miner was rear-ended by a 1994 Peterbilt dump truck driven by John Miner, as Jacob was slowing down to turn north onto 380th Avenue from eastbound 150th Street. The accident remains under investigation.