Columbus teen dies in single-vehicle accident Sunday
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- An 18-year-old from Columbus died in a car accident of the weekend.
The Platte County Sheriff's Office said that 18-year-old Blake Anderson died in a local hospital following an accident Sunday morning around 9:50.
Deputies said they were dispatched to the area south of 355th St. on 205th Ave. for a car crash with injuries.
The initial investigation showed that the GMC Sierra, driven by Anderson, had been heading north on 205th before the crash.
About a half mile south of 355th, the Sheriff's Office said Anderson lost control of the vehicle causing the GMC to leave the road and go into the east ditch.
As the vehicle went into the ditch, it rolled on its side and hit a power pole.
PCSO said Creston Fire and Rescue removed Anderson from the vehicle, who was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the accident. Deputies said that airbags did not deploy and seatbelts were not in use at the time of the crash.
Responding to the crash along with PCSO were Creston Fire and Rescue, Columbus Rescue, and Nebraska Game and Park - who assisted with traffic control.
This is an ongoing investigation.