Two Injured North of Stanton in Two Vehicle Accident

Just before 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of 844th and Ridge Road and about nine miles north of Stanton. The accident occurred when a eastbound SUV driven by Jeffrey Kollath, 42, of rural Stanton turned north onto Ridge Road (565th Ave) and was struck by a southbound car on Ridge Road driven by Anton Wurdinger, 17, of rural Stanton. Both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest on their tops in the northeast ditch. Kollath was able to exit his vehicle, however Wurdinger was trapped inside his wreckage and was removed by members of the Sheriff’s office. Both Wurdinger and Kollath were transported to FRHS by Stanton and Hoskins/Woodland Park rescue units. Seatbelts were not in use in the Wurdinger vehicle and airbags deployed in both vehicles. Both vehicles were total losses and speed may have been a contributing factor on the gravel roads. Stanton County Emergency Management assisted the Sheriff’s office at the scene. UPDATE: Wurdinger was transferred to an Omaha hospital for treatment of his injuries.