One person was transported to an area hospital in critical condition following a two-car accident on state Highway 133 at the intersection of County Road P26 on Monday afternoon.

Blair Rescue, Kennard Rescue, Blair police and Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to scene a mile south of the roundabout at approximately 1:57 p.m.

Capt. Aaron Brensel of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Michael Ralph, 72, of Blair was southbound in a 2014 Nissan Frontier on Highway 133 and attempted to turn left onto CR P26 when the vehicle was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck, driven by Michael Erwin II, 48, of Blair.

The vehicles came to rest on the northeast side of the highway.

Ralph was transported to Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He was later flown to CHI Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy. He remained in critical condition Tuesday, according to Detective Sgt. Brian Beckman.

Erwin received minor injuries and refused transport.

Side and front airbags deployed in Ralph's vehicle. Brensel said Ralph was not wearing his seat belt, while Erwin was.

Both vehicles were totaled.

Northbound traffic on Highway 133 was closed for about 40 minutes. Authorities were still on scene at 3 p.m. when the interior northbound lane was opened.

The incident remains under investigation.

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