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Centre rollover kills Nebraska woman

A Nebraska woman died in a two-person, one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred at approximately 12:36 p.m. Friday on US-77 at an intersection near Centre High School, according to police.

Marion County Sheriff Robert Craft confirmed that the accident involved a fatality.

“The accident involved one woman and one man who were in their mid-50s,” Crafts said. “They were both from Nebraska. It was the woman that died.”

He was unable to provide their names or further information because the accident report was not complete and the officer who worked the accident would not be in the office by press time.

Scanner transmissions from emergency responders indicated the accident was an “impact rollover with heavy damage to the vehicle.”

The man, who was code blue, had been upside down in the vehicle for about seven to 10 minutes, according to emergency responder transmissions.

Tampa and Marion ambulances, Lincolnville first response, Life team and Life Star responded to the scene.

According to transmissions, one helicopter responded, another was detained because of weather conditions, but an airplane was used instead.

A stretch of US-77 was temporarily shut down to allow the helicopter to land approximately two miles north of Lincolnville at about 1:08 p.m.

The airplane landed at an unspecified airport.

One person was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. It was unclear where the other person was taken.

After the paper went to press Tuesday night, Marion sheriff’s office released the names of those involved in the accident.

Driver Rebecca Rocca, 54, Decatur, Nebraska, was pronounced deceased at the scene, while passenger Martin Rocca, 55, Decatur, was transported to Wichita for medical treatment.

The accident remains under investigation as of Wednesday morning.

Last modified June 4, 2016

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