Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Traffic Accident on Hwy 35

The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate a two vehicle accident in Northern Stanton County that claimed the driver of one of the vehicles.  The accident occurred at about 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy 35 and 846th Road north of Woodland Park.   The accident occurred when an eastbound pickup appears to have failed to stop for a stop sign at the Highway and drove into the path of a southbound car on Hwy 35.  The driver of the pickup, Francine Wolff, 57 of Norfolk was ejected from her vehicle onto the roadway after it rolled onto its top and lifesaving efforts were undertaken by bystanders and law enforcement, but proved futile and the driver was pronounced dead on scene.  The 21 year old lone driver of the southbound car, Devon Beckman was restrained in seatbelts, with airbag deployment and transported to FRHS by Hoskins/Woodland Park rescue for treatment.  The pickup involved was operated by a rural U.S. Mail carrier operating on their rural route.  The Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Stanton County Emergency Management, Norfolk Fire Division and NSP. Both Vehicles were total losses