A Fatal Accident Shuts Down Portions of Highway 26 Tuesday Afternoon

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SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, Neb. - (KNEP) - Nebraska State Patrol responds to a fatal accident just west of Scottsbluff on Highway 26.

According to NSP, 82-year old Marlyn Eppenbach was traveling on County Road 19 and tried to turn onto Highway 26 just after 4pm. She failed to yield to oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle.

Eppenbach later died from her injuries. Next of kin has been notified.

Officers closed down the westbound lanes and limited the eastbound lanes to just one for an hour and a half.