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Bridgeport woman, Kimball man killed in Panhandle accident

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Authorities say two people have been killed in an accident involving a semi-trailer and a sport utility vehicle near Redington in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Nebraska State Patrol say a semi traveling westbound on Highway 88, collided head-on with an eastbound Cadillac Escalade. The force of the collision caused the two vehicles to catch fire.

KOTA Territory News has learned that the driver of the SUV was 64-year-old Bruce Evertson of Kimball and CEO of Evertson Companies.

The passenger of the SUV was 56-year-old Robin Coulter Lapaseotes, of Bridgeport. She was a board member for the Nebraska Cattlemen. A close family member says 'she was the glue that held the family together.'

The driver of the semi, Dennis G. Dobrinski, 56, Bridgeport, was transported to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with non-life threatening injuries.

Seat belts were in use by all involved. The crash closed a portion of Highway 88 from Bridgeport to the Highway 71 Junction for several hours.  Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Below is a statement from General Manager John Berge on the passing of Robin Coulter Lapaseotes:

"The staff and Directors of the North Platte Natural Resources District, along with our many partners and constituents would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Robin Coulter Lapaseotes.  Robin was a respected ag producer, advocate for agriculture and wife of our Director Pete Lapaseotes.  She will be missed by many, but most importantly by her family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time."




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