8 injured in accident near Sidney

Alcohol is a suspected factor in a single vehicle accident that injured eight people near Sidney early Sunday morning.

The Nebraska State Patrol said that 22-year-old Cory Lundgren of Sidney was driving a 2009 GMC Sierra Pickup south on a minimum maintenance road off Greenwood Road in Sidney when he went across a ditch and struck an embankment.

The Patrol said Lungren, and passengers 24-year-old Ashely Wells and 26-year-old Valarie Wright, both of Sidney; and 32-year-old Tavin Cooper of Lincoln, were transported to Regional West Medcical Center. All four were listed in stable condition Monday morning.

Four other passengers -- 21-year-old Matthew Wells, 24-year-old Isidro Alvarado, 26-year-old Morgan Peterson, and 22-year-old Quin Lund, all of Sidney, were transported to Memorial Health Center in Sidney. The condition of those four patients was unknown.

None of the occupants were wearing seat belts.

The accident happened just before 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle was totaled.

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