Sunday afternoon injury accident southwest of the metro. At approximately 3pm sheriff’s deputies along Weeping Water and Manley Fire and Rescue personnel were dispatched to 100 West F Street in Weeping Water to a one vehicle accident.
According to Cass County Sheriff. Wm. C. Brueggemann, Ronald G Payne, 58, of Lincoln was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer south on 144th Street into Weeping Water. The vehicle failed to turn at the T intersection of F and 144th streets, continued south and struck a tree. Janae Blahak, age 29, of Lincoln was also in the vehicle. Both individuals were transported to UNMC in stable condition.
The Cassgram reports Alcohol is believed to be a factor, said Brueggemann, and Payne was cited on suspicion of 4th offense DUI and no proof of insurance.