Kearney Woman hurt in Rear-Ending Accident

A Kearney woman was left with minor injuries after her vehicle was rear-ended on I-35 Monday evening.

According to the accident report from Troop A of the Highway Patrol, 80-year-old Kearney resident Judith A. Townsend was driving a 2020 Ford on I-356 at mile-marker 19 at 5:16 P.M. Monday when she slowed for traffic congestion. As she did her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2015 Volkswagen driven by 23-year-old Rayville resident Gideon L. Paige.

Townsend was wearing a seat belt but still suffered minor injuries. She was taken by Liberty EMS to Liberty Hospital fro treatment. Paige was uninjured in the accident.