A 15-year-old driver was injured in a crash near Pickrell on Wednesday night.
At about 8:45 p.m., the driver was heading southbound on Highway 77 when a deer stepped in front of the 2011 Chevy pickup, the Gage County Sheriff’s Office said.
The driver tried to avoid hitting the deer by exiting the roadway, the Sheriff’s Office said. When reentering the roadway, the driver overcorrected and crossed both southbound lanes and went into the median. Trying to get back onto the road, the teen overcorrected again, crossed both lanes a second time and exited the roadway once more. The vehicle rolled several times, and wound up in a ditch on all four tires.
The airbags deployed and the the driver was wearing a seatbelt, the Sheriff’s Office said. The 15-year-old driver was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital by family members. The Sheriff’s Office said they don’t suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.