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Two Minatare teens injured in Tuesday morning accident

Two Minatare teens injured in Tuesday morning accident
(Murphy/KNEB/RRN)

A Tuesday morning accident on Highway 26 sends two Minatare teenagers to the hospital with minor injuries.

Nebraska State Trooper Joshua Dillinger says around 6:00 a.m., a Ford Fusion driven by 16-year-old Yvette Garza was southbound on Stonegate Road near Minatare. Garza reportedly ran the stop sign and was struck by an eastbound Ram 2500 driven by 57-year-old Marcus Chrisman of Gering.

The collision caused Garza’s vehicle to knock down a street light, and Chrisman’s pickup came to rest on its side against a utility pole.

Garza and her 14-year-old brother Eleazar were transported to Regional West with minor injuries, and are expected to be released later today.

Trooper Dillinger says Garza was cited for failure to stop at a traffic control device. He says all three people involved in the accident were wearing their seat belts.

The Minatare/ Melbeta Fire Department assisted with this accident.

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