1 injured in head-on crash

January 24, 2019

An Oxford man was transported to a Lincoln hospital for injuries sustained in a crash Thursday morning.

At around 6:45 a.m. the Gage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle injury wreck on East Highway 41 near South 25th Road. When deputies arrived they found that a westbound 2018 Chevy Silverado driven by Roy Goracke, 36, of Sterling, was struck by an eastbound 2011 Ford F-150 driven by Abel Navarro, 41, of Oxford.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Navarro’s vehicle drove over an area of the highway that was snow packed and icy due to the blowing wind, which was causing the snow to drift onto the highway and caused the vehicle to slide into oncoming traffic and strike Goracke’s vehicle head on.

Navarro was transported to Bryan West in Lincoln to be further assessed for non-life threatening injuries. Goracke did not sustain injuries from the accident.

Cortland Fire and Rescue and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted with the accident. Alcohol or drugs are not a contributing factor. The press release stated there will be pending charges against Navarro as records show that his Nebraska Driver’s License shows revoked.