Cars pile up at Highway 6 work zone

No injuries occurred in a collision on U.S. Highway 6 east of Hastings
Thursday afternoon when the bottom vehicle driven by Josiah Powell
rear-ended the vehicle driven by Nichole Bogenhagen. Traffic was
stopped on the highway for construction when the collision occurred.

No one was injured in a three-vehicle collision that left one car on top of another Thursday at U.S. Highway 6 near Blaine Avenue.

Adams County Sheriff’s deputy Heath Lemke said all three vehicles were westbound at the time of the collision. Traffic on the highway had been backed up due to a portion of the highway being reduced to one lane for road construction.

Lemke said that Josiah Powell of Kenesaw, who was driving a gray Mercury Cougar, was putting on a name tag for work when he came upon traffic stopped for the road construction.

Powell’s vehicle rear ended a sedan driven by Nichole Bogenhagen of Hastings. The force of the impact pushed Bogenhagen’s vehicle into a Ford Escape driven by Josie Jackson of Hastings.

The front end of the Powell’s vehicle pushed its way partially underneath the sedan, which was forced into a 45-degree angle on top of Powell’s vehicle. The sedan’s rear tires came to rest just above the windshield.

Both vehicles were totaled and were towed from the scene. The Escape was driven away.

The Nebraska State Patrol helped provide traffic control and the Hastings Rural Fire Department cleaned fluids off the highway that leaked from the vehicles.

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