Two Teens Transported to Hospital after One Vehicle Rollover Accident

At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Monday afternoon the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a one vehicle rollover accident that sent both occupants to an Omaha hospital for treatment. The accident occurred when an eastbound car on Old Hwy 8 southeast of Norfolk lost control on the gravel road and rolled ejecting the female passenger onto the roadway. The 16 year old driver, Jonathan Russell of Norfolk fled the scene on foot and was later found by the Sheriff’s office in a field about 3/4 mile west of the accident scene. The female, Jasmine Porter, 16 of Ainsworth was flown directly from the scene by Life Net medical helicopter. Russell was transported to FRHS by Norfolk Fire and Rescue for treatment of his injuries. It was unclear if Russell was ejected as well as Porter. Speed was a contributing factor and seatbelts were not in use. Russell was cited for No Operators License, Careless driving, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and a Probation Violation. The vehicle was a total loss and the roadway was blocked for about 1 1/2 hours as the scene was investigated.

Scene of Rollover Accident on Old Hwy 8