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Plattsmouth man killed in western Iowa crash

A Nebraska man was killed and another was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Mills County, Iowa.

Late Friday night or early Saturday morning, a 2002 BMW 325 was traveling east on 221st Street west of 210th Street near Pacific Junction, Iowa, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

The driver, Dane Carlson, 28, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, failed to navigate a curve and drove off the road, according to the patrol. The vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to rest in a ditch.

A passerby saw the vehicle in the ditch shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday and called police.

Carlson was declared dead at the scene, according to the patrol. Passenger Steven Elliot, 33, also of Plattsmouth, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy in Omaha via LifeNet medical helicopter. His condition is unknown.

Both men were wearing seat belts, according to the patrol.

Pacific Junction is about 23 miles southeast of Omaha and 6 miles east of Plattsmouth. — Molly Ashford

Omaha inmate jailed for sex assault dies

An inmate at the Omaha Correctional Center died Saturday morning at an area hospital.

James Trebilcock, 72, was serving a 12- to 20-year sentence for third-degree sexual assault of a child and an attempted first-degree sexual assault that occurred outside of Douglas County. His sentence began in November 2019.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, but according to the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Trebilcock was undergoing treatment for a medical condition. Under state law, a grand jury must investigate all in-custody deaths. — Molly Ashford


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