3 injured in Audubon County crash


May 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Three people were transported to the Audubon County hospital following a two-vehicle crash late Saturday morning, about three-miles northwest of Audubon. Sheriff’s officials say vehicles driven by 18-year old Darek Louis Muhlbauer, and 52-year old Sarah Gervase Christensen, both of Audubon, collided at around 11:15-a.m. near the intersection of 170th Street and Goldfinch Avenue.

As the vehicles approached the intersection, Christensen failed to stop. Her eastbound 2002 Ford Taurus struck the side of Muhlbauer’s 2004 Chevy Avalanche, causing the SUV pickup to slide into the northeast ditch. The vehicle hit a stop sign and power pole before coming to rest.

Christensen was transported to the hospital by Audubon Fire and Rescue. Muhlbauer, and a passenger in his vehicle, 18-year old Waylen Manning Lemke, of Fontanelle, were transported to the same facility by private vehicle. Damage from the crash amounted to $16,000. Officials say Christensen was cited for Failure to obey a stop sign.