DATE & TIME: 8/29/2019 at 1337 hours
LOCATION: About 2 miles east of Filley on Hwy 136
OFFENSE: Injury Accident
CASE #: 2019-4623
Gage County Deputies were dispatched to the area of S. 162nd Rd and Hwy 136 regarding a vehicle / bicycle accident. It was determined during the investigation that Brenna Kohle a 37-year-old female from Stuart, NE was driving a 2015 Mazda SUV westbound on Hwy 136. The other vehicle was a bicycle pulling a small trailer being ridden by Robert Wearda a 68-year-old male from Webster City Iowa. Brenna stated she had just passed a slower moving vehicle, she came back into her lane, looked down to grab a drink and did not see the bicycle riding on the road. The front right of her vehicle struck the left rear of the bicycle trailer causing Robert to lose control of his bicycle and crash. There were 2 orange flags on the bicycle/trailer.
Alcohol and speed were not determined to be contributing factors. Robert was transported to Beatrice Community Hospital by Beatrice Fire and Rescue with minor injuries.
Deputy Spencer Behrens #90317
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903