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5 year old Omaha boy killed after hit by SUV

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A tragic accident claims the life of a five year old Omaha boy Thursday night. Omaha police report that just after 9 pm a Ford Explorer was driving through an alley near 27th and Marcy Streets when Yoshua Mejia-Estrada ran between two parked vehicles and was struck. Mejia-Estrada was rushed to a hospital in extremely […]

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85-year-old Holdrege man dies of injuries from early July accident

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An 85-year-old Holdrege man has died of injuries sustained in a July 10th traffic accident. The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports John Stevenson died at a Lincoln hospital. On the 10th, Stevenson was traveling west on Nebraska 2 when he drove onto the off ramp at the Nebraska 50 interchange near Syracuse. Stevenson drove into […]

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No criminal charges to be filed in motorcyclist’s death

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No criminal charges will be filed against a driver who hit a motorcyclist and dragged him for nearly two miles at a road construction site near Lincoln in mid-January. 38-year-old Gabe Wilken of Lincoln died in the wreck. It took an extensive investigation simply to identify the driver. According to the accident report, Wilken was […]

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One dies, one injured after blown tire causes pick-up wreck on I-80

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One person died, another suffered injury, after a tire on a pick-up blew, causing a crash Sunday evening on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. 20-year-old Brady Wakefield of O’Neill, the driver of the pick-up, died in the accident. A passenger, 58-year-old Jeff Hoier of Herman, was injured. According to the accident report, Wakefield was driving […]

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Tractor pull accident in Howard County injures five

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Five people were hurt Sunday during a tractor pull in Boelus and at least two of the victims were critically injured. Howard County Sheriff Tom Busch says a tractor and sled went through the far end of the track, colliding with multiple vehicles, event staff and participants. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. No spectators […]

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OSHA opens investigation into fatal construction accident

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A federal investigation has been opened into the fatal construction accident Wednesday near downtown Lincoln. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has confirmed it will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 41-year-old Michael Snider of Sedalia, Missouri. A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln after a large piece of rebar fell more […]

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Construction worker dies in accident near downtown Lincoln

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A construction worker has been killed near downtown Lincoln when a large piece of rebar fell more than 100 feet and hit him on the head. The Lincoln Police Department will not release a name until his family is notified, but said he was from Missouri. According to Lincoln police, a Missouri-based construction crew was […]

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OSHA recommends western Nebraska company pay fine in fatal accident

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Federal labor officials propose a western Nebraska concrete company pay a nearly $15,000 fine in the death of a worker in April. 26-year-old Craig Anderson of Columbus died in the accident April 11th while working south of Schuyler. Anderson worked for Gehring Construction & Ready Mix Company. Anderson, who was operating a payloader, attempted to […]

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Hastings Runza restaurant rammed by sleepy teen driver

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Police say a 17-year-old driver claims to have fallen asleep at the wheel when his car plowed into a Hastings restaurant on Thursday. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the Runza restaurant located at 2nd Street and Elm Avenue. The crash left a giant hole in the northwest corner of the building as […]

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NU assistant soccer coach killed in Iowa

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The University of Nebraska Athletics Department confirmed that assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood was killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015, while on a recruiting trip near Atlantic, Iowa. Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous […]

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Death investigation complete on an 8 year old Fremont girl

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Fremont police completed their investigation in the tragic death last month of an 8 year old Fremont girl.   After Eva Imus was injured at home, Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott says a babysitter was driving her to the hospital when the vehicle was involved in an accident. He says Eva was then put into another […]

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One dead, another trapped after Omaha rail yard accident

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One man is dead, another trapped inside a rail car after an industrial accident in Omaha. The Omaha Fire Department reports an explosion Tuesday afternoon at GE Rail blew one worker off the top of a tanker car. The second man was trapped inside the tanker after the explosion blew the ladder off the car. […]

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Construction worker killed in weekend accident near Schuyler

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Authorities in northeast Nebraska’s Colfax County say a construction worker was killed on Saturday near Lake Socorro. The worker is identified as 26-year-old Craig Anderson, of Columbus. Reports say Anderson was trying to free up a stuck cement truck by pulling it with a payloader when the chain snapped and hit him. Anderson was declared […]

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Four-time state wrestling champ severely hurt in one-car crash

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Doyle Trout, a senior at Centennial High School who won his fourth state title in wrestling in February, was severely injured Sunday in a one-car crash near his home in Waco, Nebraska. According to the York News Times, York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Easter. Radcliff says Trout […]

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Teen driver could face charges in accident that killed four

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Four people have died from a three-vehicle wreck near Valley in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reports three died at the scene Sunday evening and one person died while being rushed to an Omaha hospital. Those killed in the crash were 40-year-old Amber Wood of Kennard, 49-year-old Jason Miller of Valley, 57-year-old John […]

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