Names Released In Fatal Banner County Rollover

The Nebraska State Patrol says two Idaho residents were the individuals in a one-vehicle rollover accident early Saturday evening in Banner County about 25 miles north of Kimball that left the driver dead and her passenger injured..

       NSP spokesman Cody Thomas told KNEB News 33-year-old Margaret Mathison was pronounced dead at the scene while 31-year-old Jody Morse was taken to Regional West Medical Center.

     Thomas said the crash remains under investigation, but that the initial investigation  indicated Mathison was southbound on Hwy 71 around 7:20 pm when she crossed the median and the opposite lanes.

     She over-corrected and the vehicle rolled and caught fire, also igniting roadside grass. Crews from nearby fire departments extinguished both the vehicle and the grass fire. 

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