MORRILL COUNTY -- Two men are now facing felony charges in connection to a dirtbike accident that left multiple people injured, including one of the men facing charges.

Cole Gable and David Sinks, both 20, have both been charged with felony failure to stop and render aid related to the July incident.

During the July 4th weekend, multiple agencies responded to a crash near Bayard. The dirtbike's passenger, an 18-year-old woman, had life-threatening injuries. The driver, Sinks, who was 19 at the time of the accident, was also wounded, though his injuries were not life-threatening.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the woman was airlifted to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. 

At the time of the incident, 50-year-old James Sinks and 21-year-old Charles Sinks were both arrested for suspicion of tampering with physical evidence, assault on an officer, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting arrest after they reportedly showed up and claimed the bike was theirs.

David Sinks initially told investigators that the bike had been struck by a car, according to court records, though the woman later told the Nebraska State Patrol that Gable had hit Sinks' dirtbike with own dirtbike, causing both bikes to crash. She also stated that they had been drinking with a group of people before the crash. 

Sinks was arraigned in Morrill County Court last week. Gable is scheduled to be arraigned next month.

David Sinks is also facing additional charges unrelated to the wreck, but related to investigators' subsequent interviews with the female crash victim. 

The woman told NSP troopers that David Sinks had assaulted her in June of 2021. Sinks now faces charges of third-degree domestic assault, assault by strangulation and disturbing the peace.