BEATRICE – A Lincoln woman’s car was destroyed by fire, after she struck a deer near Odell, Tuesday night.
Gage County Sheriff’s officers say 26-year-old Stephanie Wrick was traveling west on Nebraska Highway 8, when her car collided with a deer in the roadway, at the intersection with Southwest 61st Road.
Wrick pulled over to the side of the road, and her vehicle caught fire due to the damage in the collision. Wrick was not seriously injured. She was using a seatbelt.
Authorities say Odell volunteer firefighters quickly doused the flames. Nebraska Highway 8 was shut down for about 45 minutes, during the incident at around 7:40 p.m., Tuesday.