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Accident South of Beatrice Claims One Life

On Saturday, May 21, at approximately 5:55 p.m., Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, and Blue Springs Fire were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident at South 36th and Locust Roads.According to the Sheriff’s office, an investigation at the scene determined that a 2003 Ford Mustang was traveling at a high rate of speed, prior to exiting the roadway where the Mustang rolled before coming to rest.Both occupants of the vehicle were ejected. One juvenile occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.The second occupant, Billy O’Keefe Jr., age 18, of Wymore, was transported by ground ambulance to Bryan West for suspe...


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