Scottsbluff Police investigate Tuesday collision

February 8, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF — Scottsbluff Police investigated a collision at Highway 26 and Fifth Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Scottsbluff Police responded to the intersection of Highway 26 and Fifth Avenue in reference to an injury collision involving two vehicles at about 9:43 p.m., Sgt. Steve Lopez said in a press release. Investigating officers found that a blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Austin Rhamy, 20, of Scottsbluff, and a gray 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Raquel Wurdeman, 23, of Gering, were involved in the collision.

Lopez said the investigation determined that Rhamy had been northbound on Fifth Avenue and Wurdeman had been traveling east on Highway 26. The Chrysler and GMC collided in the intersection.

However, Lopez said, both drivers reported they each had the green traffic signal in their respective directions of travel and there were no witnesses on scene to confirm which direction of travel had the green traffic signal.

Wurdeman and one passenger in the GMC had complaints of pain, but declined to be transported by ambulance for treatment.

Both vehicles were estimated to have $7,000 in damages and had to be towed from the scene. Scottsbluff Fire Department and Valley Ambulance responded to the scene. The eastbound lanes of Highway 26 at Fifth Avenue were closed for about 45 minutes while the collision was investigated, Lopez said.