On the 29th of May 2018 at approximately 2:19pm Jefferson County 911 received a call of a two vehicle accident in the area of 566 Ave and Highway 8. Emergency responders were notified and proceeded to the scene. 

Upon arrival two vehicles were observed in the ditch to the northwest of the intersection of Hwy 8 and 566 Ave. 
Vehicle #1 was a 1999 Dakota pickup driven by John Abbott of Fairbury, Ne. Vehicle #2 was a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Victoria Ackman of Fairbury, Ne.
Vehicle #1 was east bound on Highway 8. Vehicle #2 was west bound on Highway 8. Vehicle #1 turned north onto 566Ave failing to yield to Vehicle #2. Vehicle #2 could not avoid Vehicle #1 and the vehicles collided and came to rest in the north ditch.
Both drivers were transported to Jefferson Community Health & Life for non-life threatening injuries by Jefferson County Ambulance District #33. A child in Vehicle #2 was in a child seat and did not sustain any injuries. Both Vehicles are considered a total loss.
John Abbott was issued a citation for Fail to Yield.
Responding Emergency Services were Jefferson County Amb Dist. #33, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, Jefferson County Rescue and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.