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Crash kills rural Valparaiso woman

Posted at 10:26 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 23:26:42-05

Saunders County deputies say a woman died in a crash on Highway 79 near Valparaiso Monday afternoon.

Deputies say 66 year old Nancy Karel of rural Valparaiso was northbound on Highway 79 when her SUV left the road and went into a ditch.  The vehicle then came back onto the road and then wen out of control and into a ditch on the other side of the highway. The vehicle then rolled several times ejecting Karel. A passerby drove up to the accident and called 911.

Karel was transported by Valparaiso Rescue to Valparaiso and then flown by medical helicopter to Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln where she died from her injuries.