Single Vehicle Accident Leads To Fatality

HARTINGTON – Late Wednesday afternoon a one vehicle accident was reported to the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.

On September 11 around 3:36 p.m., the accident took place on the south side of the Discovery Bridge on Highway 81 in Cedar County.

A north bound Honda Civic driven by 21-year old Joshua Hauger of Yankton, South Dakota left the roadway and struck the east bridge rail. Hauger was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Hauger was wearing his seatbelt.

The accident remains under investigation by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.

Assisting the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were Yankton Fire and Rescue, the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska Department of Roads.