Wisner accident

A head-on collision is being investigated by local law enforcement on Highway 275 between Wisner and Beemer. 

A West Point woman and a Lincoln man were killed in a two-vehicle accident east of Wisner Wednesday night.

Preliminary investigation showed that one vehicle crossed the center line on Highway 275 and entered the oncoming traffic lane, Cuming County Sheriff Brad Boyum said. The vehicles colllided head-on, and both caught fire shortly after the collision.

A man identified as 56-year-old Lance Arthaloney of Lincoln was driving a 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan when it collided with a 2006 Ford Escape driven by 51-year-old Mario Campos-Villalobos of West Point.

Arthaloney and a passenger in the Escape, 60-year-old Martha Pena Rodriguez of West Point, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Campos-Villalobos was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Story was updated at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.


Authorities are investigating a crash east of Wisner that killed two people Wednesday night. Next of kin was still being notified Thursday morning.

Cuming County Sheriff Brad Boyum said Thursday morning that a third person was flown to an Iowa hospital. 

Story was updated at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.


Original story was posted at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.

WISNER — Authorities are investigating what is believed to be a serious, multi-vehicle crash east of Wisner on Wednesday night.

The Cuming County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near Highway 275 and P Road about two miles east of Wisner for an accident involving at least two vehicles.

Jeff McGill, Cuming County’s emergency management director, said at least one LifeNet helicopter had arrived at the scene about 7 p.m. and left shortly thereafter. At 8:30 p.m., McGill said personnel would be on scene for "quite some time."

Emergency personnel closed Highway 275 from Beemer to the west side of Wisner. Most motorists were rerouted to Highway 51 in northern Cuming County. 

The Nebraska State Patrol, Cuming County Emergency Management, Beemer Police Department, Beemer Fire and Rescue and Wisner Fire and Rescue all assisted at the scene.

Check the Daily News later for additional updates.

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