Two people received minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning along state Highway 133 at County Road 34 south of Blair.

Washington County sheriff's deputies and Kennard and Fort Calhoun fire and rescue personnel responded to the crash just before 6 a.m.

A pickup truck was fully engaged in fire when emergency vehicles arrived at the scene.

According to preliminary information from Deputy Alex Judkins , a black Jeep SUV, driven by Rosemary Jensen, 21, of Tekamah, was traveling north on Highway 133 when it crossed the grass median and continued driving north in the southbound lanes where it collided head on with a pickup truck, driven by Justin Shirk, 40, of Tekamah. The pickup immediately caught fire, Judkins said.

Highway 133 accident

A worker cleans up the remnants of a burned pickup truck following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on state Highway 133 at County Road 34. 

Judkins said a passerby stopped and helped the male driver of the pickup out through the window and also helped check on the female driver of the Jeep.

Both drivers were transported to area hospitals, and their injuries are believed to be minor. The names of the drivers have not been released.

Southbound Highway 133 was shut down at County Road P30, also known as the Kennard cutoff, for nearly 90 minutes. Traffic was detoured to U.S. Highway 30.

Judkins said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, though the incident remains under investigation. Citations are pending.

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