(Neb.)-Accident South Of Hay Springs Claims Life Of Young Man From Alliance
(HAY SPRINGS)-An accident that occurred on Highway 87 approximately one mile south of the Sheridan/Box Butte County line on Thursday evening has resulted in the death of a young man from Alliance.
The Nebraska Highway Patrol says that 16-year-old Deion Hitchcock was driving southbound in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban about 8:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and over corrected the steering wheel. The vehicle went into the east ditch, rolled, and then struck a power pole. Seatbelt restraints were not in use, and Hitchcock was ejected from the vehicle. Eighteen-year-old Crystal Pannell, also of Alliance, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to BoxButteCommunityHospital. Her status is unknown at this time. The vehicle was totaled.
We will pass along more information as it becomes available.
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