One Dead, Two Injured From April 18 Dixon County Accident

WINSIDE – An accident involved three people this past weekend resulting in one fatality.

According to the Dixon County Sheriff’s Office, a two-vehicle accident was reported on Saturday, April 18 after 1:30 p.m. on Highway 20 (near mile marker 404).

It was reported that a Ford Mustang traveling east on HWY 20 had collided with a Ford F-150 with two occupants. The F-150 then caught fire and subsequently caused a small grass fire.

Rod Bressler, age 66, of Winside was the driver of the Mustang and was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Benjamin Galvin, age 53, was the driver of the F-150 and his passenger Terrie Galvin, age 48, both of rural Laurel were taken to Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries.

The accident was under investigation by the Dixon County Sheriff and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Allen Fire & Rescue, Wakefield Fire & Rescue, Dixon Fire & Rescue, Martinsburg Fire & First Responders, Wing One Helicopter, Life Net Helicopter, Dixon County Sheriff’s Office and NSP all responded to the accident and fire.

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