Kellen Johnson, Pamalee Veldhuizen and 1 Other Injured in 4-Vehicle Crash on Highway 275 in Stanton

Stanton, Nebraska (September 8, 2019) – Three people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Stanton, a local news source reported.

The collision happened on Friday, September 6, on Highway 275 near the Humbug Bridge.

Authorities said Kellen Johnson, 21, of rural Norfolk, was driving a pickup truck eastbound and was passing a piece of farm equipment when he encountered several vehicles which were stopped for a car turning left near the bridge.

Johnson lost control, sideswiped a westbound semi-trailer and hit a cargo van driven by Pamalee Veldhuizen, 63, of Sioux City. The impact caused the van to crash into a stopped pickup and into the bridge. 

Veldhuizen, Johnson and a passenger in the pickup were treated at the scene for their injuries.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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