Fatal accident near Wilber

Posted By: Jenn Hatcher

Tuesday morning, just before 7, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash which resulted in one fatality.

The accident occurred on Hwy 15 south of the intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 15, near Wilber. 

The sheriff’s office says a 1996 International Semi-Tractor and Trailer driven by Rolland Kutzbach, 69, of Reading, Minnesota was north bound on Hwy 15.  A 2005 Ford F-150 pick-up truck driven by Sidney Stern, 20, of Wilber was southbound.

The F-150 driven by Stern had crossed over the center line and collided with the tractor in an almost head on crash.  Stern died at the scene. Kutzbach was wearing a seat belt where the use of seatbelts with Stern is unknown.

The crash is still under investigation.