One killed in accident south of Auburn

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash last Thursday evening on Highway 75 in Nemaha County.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. just south of Auburn when a southbound Ford Expedition crossed the center line and struck a northbound Ford Fusion. The driver of the Fusion, George Winchester, 56, of Cook, NE was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Expedition, Rachelle Ellston, 30, of Humboldt, was transported by ambulance to Nemaha County Hospital and then taken to Bryan Health Center West Campus in Lincoln. Two children in the Expedition were uninjured.

The crash investigation is ongoing. Highway 75 is experiencing increased traffic due to flooding on Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri. The NE State Patrol urges caution with additional traffic in the area.

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