One Vehicle Rollover Accident-Careless Driving
DATE & TIME: July 28, 2020 at approximately 0700 hours
LOCATION: US HWY 77 & W. HWY 41
OFFENSE: One Vehicle Rollover Accident-Careless Driving
CASE #: 2020-3429
The Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one vehicle accident on US HWY 77 near W. HWY 41 on July 28, 2020 at approximately 0700 hours.
An investigation of the accident scene showed a red Honda Accord driven by Christian Lambertz, 19 years of age of Beatrice, NE, was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and struck the curbed median. Lambertz over-corrected and the vehicle left the roadway to the south entering a ditch where the vehicle rolled over and came to rest. During the time of the accident, there was a presence of heavy fog causing low visibility.
Witness statements stated they observed the vehicle pass them at a high rate of speed. One of the witnesses was the first on scene to assist Lambertz and contact 911.
The investigation is ongoing and a citation is pending.
Cortland and Clatonia Fire and Rescue also responded to the accident. Seatbelts were in use and neither alcohol or drugs were a factor.
Deputy Chavez #9036
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903