Lexington, Ne. — A two-vehicle crash occurred Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 30 and airport road (Road 431) in Lexington. Both drivers refused transport to Lexington Regional Health Center for medical treatment.
According to Dawson County Chief Deputy Sheriff Mike Hudson, an eastbound 2000 Honda Civic driven by 17 year old Alexis Barrios of rural Cozad collided with a southbound 1994 GMC pickup driven by 58 year old Francisco Corpeno-Rivera of Lexington.
The driver of the southbound pickup, Francisco Corpeno-Rivera, was cited for No Operator’s License and Failure to Yield Right of Way. The Honda Civic sustained an estimated $4,000 in damage. The GMC pickup received an estimated $1,500 in damage.
Seat belts were in use in both vehicles. Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tucker Case says the use of seat belts by both parties was an important factor in preventing injuries. Lexington Police & Lexington Volunteer Fire Department also responded and provided assistance.