A teenager from Minden, Nebraska, and a 56-year-old Hastings man were seriously injured Monday in a two-vehicle traffic crash.

The Kearney County Sheriff’s Office said Zach Swartz, 17, and Dale Gregory were injured in the 3:45 p.m. crash at the intersection of 29 Road and Q Road, which is five miles north and three miles west of Minden.

The Sheriff’s Office said Swartz was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring when he stopped at a stop sign and then failed to spot Gregory’s eastbound FedEx van, which struck the Sebring, as he proceeded into the intersection.

Gregory was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and Swartz was taken to Kearney County Hospital in Minden.

The Sheriff’s Office said Swartz and Gregory were not wearing seatbelts.

The Minden Fire Department and the Kearney County Roads Department assisted at the crash scene, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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