By Logan Lawson
A St. Edward has died following a two-vehicle accident in Platte County Thursday night.
According to a press release from the Platte County Sheriff, at approximately 11 p.m., Platte County deputies responded to the two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 385th St. and 310th Ave., or one mile west of Tarnov.
The investigation indicates that a 2000 Ford Ranger, driven by 33-year-old William Sorensen of St. Edward, was traveling westbound on 385th St., when a 2013 Chevy Malibu, driven by Mikala Phillip, 24 of Columbus, crossed 385th St. southbound on 310th Ave. The Sorensen vehicle ran into the driver side of the Phillips vehicle, causing both vehicles to exit the roadway, rolling and coming to rest in the ditch southwest of the intersection. The intersection of 385th St. and 310th Ave. is controlled by stop signs for both northbound and southbound traffic.
William Sorensen was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Phillips was later transported to the Columbus Community Hospital, where she remains in stable condition. Humphrey Rescue transported a juvenile passenger in the Phillips vehicle to the Columbus Community Hospital, where they were treated and released with minor injuries.
Seat belts were not in use in the Sorensen vehicle at the time of the accident. Seat belts were in use in the Philips vehicle at the time of the accident.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Nebraska State Patrol and by Humphrey Fire and Rescue and the accident remains under investigation by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.