On July 22, 2015, the Custer County Sheriffâ€™s Office investigated a two vehicle fatality accident, .5 miles west of Broken Bow at the Highway 2-Ryno Road intersection.
Vehicle #1, a red 1990 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Leonard L. Peterson, age 84, of Ansley, NE was westbound on Highway 2, turning onto the Ryno Road. Vehicle #2, a 2014 Dodge pickup, driven by William S. Koubek, age 54, of Merna, NE was eastbound on Highway 2. Vehicle #1 turned in front of Vehicle #2 causing a head on collision. Restraints were in use by both drivers.