Lincoln Woman Dies After Jefferson County Accident

fatal-accident(AP) — A car passenger has died after a collision at a rural intersection in southeast Nebraska’s Jefferson County.

The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, about a mile north of Plymouth.

Sheriff Nels Sorensen says a westbound auto driven by 40-year-old Steven Cordis, of Ohiowa, ran a stop sign and was struck by a southbound car driven by 60-year-old Mary Pearson, of DeWitt. Pearson’s car hit a power pole after the collision.

Pearson was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Cordis refused treatment.

A passenger in Cordis’ car, 39-year-old Francisca Campbell, of Lincoln, was flown to a Lincoln hospital. The sheriff says she died there about 8 p.m. Wednesday.