Tragic Collision on U.S. Highway 20 in Dakota County Leaves One Dead

Dakota County, Nebraska - at 2:46am July 26 2023, authorities from the Dakota County Sheriff's Office and the Dakota City Fire and Rescue responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident near mile marker 426 on U.S. Highway 20. The collision, involved two vehicles and resulted in the loss of a life.

According to the preliminary investigation conducted by deputies, it was determined that the accident was caused by a Westbound vehicle mistakenly being in the Eastbound lane of the highway. The intrusion into oncoming traffic led to a collision with another vehicle.

Winona Rice, a 79-year-old resident of Winnebago, Nebraska, lost her life in the collision. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, whose identity has not been released, suffered injuries and was taken to a Sioux City hospital for medical attention. Authorities have not provided further details about the condition of the injured driver.

The Nebraska State Patrol assisted at the scene.