Coleridge man dies in accident

November 12, 2017

HARTINGTON — A Coleridge man died when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon.

Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda said Dennis Brodersen, 66, of Coleridge was southbound on Highway 15 when the pickup he was driving crossed the center line, left the roadway and struck a farm field fence.

The accident occurred on Highway 15 near mile marker 179, about a mile south of Laurel, the sheriff said.

Brodersen, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge is in charge of arrangements.

Laurel Fire and Rescue responded and the Laurel Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol assisted. The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.