An Alliance woman has been identified as the fatality victim in a three vehicle accident Tuesday evening on the edge of a construction zone approximately two miles east of Minatare on Highway 26. The Nebraska State Patrol says 68 year old Barbara Fritzler died in the accident around 5 p.m.
Nebraska State Patrol Captain Jamey Balthazor says Fritzler was in a car waiting in a line for the pilot car to return when a pickup driven by Bayard City Councilman Trevor Teichroeb rear-ended her vehicle. Balthazor says Fritzler’s car then struck car in front of her.
Balthazor says Teichroeb has significant but non life-threatening injuries and was taken to Regional West Medical Center for treatment. The woman in the front car- 52-year-old Pamela Taylor of Bridgeport- did not suffer any injuries. The drivers from all three vehicles were wearing seat belts.
Balthazor says the Patrol will complete their investigation and then send it to the County Attorney’s office for review and any possible charges.
The accident closed a portion of Highway 26 for approximately two hours as authorities remained on scene.