Family with local ties injured in car accident
Kim Doggett, 47, and her husband Daniel Doggett, 50, and Haden Doggett, 14, all of Gretna, Neb., were injured and taken to the hospital following a car accident on I-80 west of Anita, Iowa, on Saturday morning, Dec. 12.
K. Doggett is the daughter of Diane and Don Hicks of Sabetha and Ed and Dee Milne of North Platte, Neb. Dan is the son of Jim and Judy Doggett of Lincoln, Neb.
The three-vehicle accident, which killed three people – including two children – and injured eight occurred when a westbound semi – driven by Marcella Engram of Savannah, Ga., – crossed the median and hit an eastbound van just after 9 a.m. The impact sent both vehicles off the road. The eastbound SUV – driven by D. Doggett – then crashed into the truck’s trailer that was still blocking the eastbound lanes.
Two children in the van – Gavin Steckler, 11, and Jamison Steckler, 14 – were killed. Toby Steckler, 43, Pam Steckler, 43, and Mason Steckler, 10, all of Audubon, Iowa, were hospitalized.
Shayne Sanborn, 41, of Papillion, Neb., a youth coach with the Omaha AAA Hockey Club – who was a passenger in the Doggetts’ SUV — also was killed.
Also riding in the SUV were Tyler Sanborn, 14, of Bellevue, Neb., and Haden Rast, 14, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They also were hospitalized.
Engram was not injured.
According to D. Hicks, D. Doggett and H. Doggett have since been released from the hospital. As of Monday, Dec. 12, K. Doggett remains in the hospital but has been released from intensive care.