Oakland woman dies following Saturday crash


March 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Oakland died and another person was injured during a single-vehicle accident Saturday, in Pottawattamie County. Sheriff Jeff Danker says 21-year old Nicolla Emge died from injuries she suffered during the crash that occurred about three-miles east of McClelland. Danker says deputies were dispatched to the scene near 290th and Idlewood, at around 6:50-a.m.  When they arrived, they determined a 2002 Ford Taurus had gone out of control and rolled into a ditch. It’s not clear when the accident actually occurred.

Emge was ejected from the car. She was flown to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha by Lifeflight helicopter, and later died. A second person in the car, 21-year old Newberry Wright, of Oakland, was injured and also flown to Creighton Hospital. His injuries were serious, but not believed to be life threatening. It’s not clear which person was driving the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation.