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WSC Student Presented With NSP Seat Belt Survivor Award

Posted: 20 November, 2012

WAYNE - A Wayne State College freshman who survived a single vehicle rollover crash was honored Monday, November 19, with the Nebraska State Patrol Seat Belt Survivor Award.

On the morning of September 13, 2012, Calla McClenahan, 18, Kearney, was involved in a crash 5 ½ miles west of Wayne on Highway 35. Calla, a freshman at Wayne State College was driving westbound on Highway 35, when a malfunction with her vehicle caused it to veer into the south ditch. The vehicle rolled, crushing the roof before coming to rest on the passenger side. Calla, who was wearing her seat belt, was able to unbuckle and crawl out of the rear window of her vehicle. She was transported to the hospital in Wayne, where she was treated and released for minor injuries.

“Had Calla not had her seat belt on the outcome of her crash could have been dramatically different,” said Colonel David Sankey, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “Calla is a seat belt survivor and a true example that buckling-up saves lives.”  

Calla was presented her award by Trooper Matthew Eischeid during a ceremony attended by family and friends at Wayne State College.

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