Injury Accident Closes Hwy 24 for more than an hour

At about 6:35 a.m. on Wednesday morning the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a two vehicle traffic accident on Hwy 24 about three miles West of Stanton, that sent one driver to the hospital for treatment of injuries.  The accident occurred when an eastbound straight truck (U.S. Mail Contractor) driven by Gregory Anderson, 54, of Norfolk was turning into a private driveway off Hwy 24 and was struck in the rear by an eastbound car driven by Chelsea Musquiz, 24, of Stanton as she went to pass.  Musquiz was taken to FRHS by ambulance and Anderson was not injured.  The accident blocked Hwy 24 for more than an hour as the scene was cleared and traffic rerouted.  Seatbelts were not in use by Musquiz and airbags did deploy preventing more serious injuries.  The Musquiz vehicle was a total loss.  Stanton Fire and Rescue and Stanton County Emergency Management also responded to the scene.

Scene on Hwy 24