Local couple involved in serious car accident

By Kay Braddock

        A local couple traveling in Neb., last week were involved in a serious car collision, resulting in the man’s death. Irvin and Marilyn Haidle, of Fallon, were initially transported to Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center and then taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., after their vehicle collided with a flatbed pickup outside of Callaway, Neb. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Irvin Haidle, 70, who was driving the couple’s pickup, died Friday morning due to injuries from the accident. Marilyn Haidle, who suffered serious injuries, is continuing to recover. She has been moved from the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, according to the couple’s daughter Kim Anderson. 
The accident occurred at the intersection of Callaway Road and Highway 2, when the Haidles’ 2008 Dodge pickup missed a stop sign. Glaring sunlight and unfamiliarity with the area were cited for reasons for the collision. 
The driver of the flatbed pickup, Jamie Wells, of Merna, Neb., suffered no serious injuries. Haidles’ 40-year-old passenger and family friend Abraham Schaffer, of Sheldon, Iowa, suffered minor injuries, including broken ribs. Schaffer was released from the hospital shortly after the accident.
The Haidles, who own and operate Agribest Feeds, were in Neb., for business, as well as visiting family. 
Funeral services for Irvin Haidle will be planned for a later date, when his wife Marilyn is able to attend, Anderson said. Cards and care packages may be sent to: Marilyn Haidle, Room 3301, C/O Good Samaritan Hospital, 10 E. 31st St., P.O. Box 1990, Kearney, Neb. 68848-1990.

Published Oct. 5, 2011

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