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One dead, one injured in rollover wreck in southeast Nebraska

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One man died, another suffered injuries in a rollover crash in southeastern Nebraska. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred early this morning on a gravel road. Both men were thrown from the vehicle. No names have been released. The investigation continues.

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Two die in northeast Nebraska wreck

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Two people died in a head-on collision in northeast Nebraska over the weekend. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office reports 22-year-old Mollie Schieffer of Fordyce and 63-year-old Bradley Schumacher of Crofton died in the accident near Hartington. According to the sheriff’s office, Schieffer was driving east on Highway 12 near its intersection with Highway 57 when […]

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29-year-old dies in deadly motorcycle accident in Omaha

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A 29 year old Ralston man is dead after a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in southwest Omaha. Police Sergeant Chuck Casey says just before 3:30 a Suzuki XR1 motorcycle hit the rear end of a turning car near 98th and Q Street. Sergeant Casey says witness’ says the motorcycle stopped at a red light at […]

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Lincoln police identify bicyclist killed in traffic wreck

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Lincoln police have identified the name of the bicyclist killed in a traffic wreck Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Ronny Schmidt of Lincoln died after being stuck by a mini-van taxicab at a Lincoln intersection. The accident occurred Wednesday morning at around 5:30. According to Lincoln police, the taxicab traveling east on Cornhusker collided with the bike […]

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30-year-old bicyclist killed in wreck at Lincoln intersection

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A 30-year-old Lincoln bicyclist has died from the injuries he suffered in an early morning accident. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood says a mini-van taxicab collided with the bike at an intersection around 5:30 in the morning. “A silver mini-van was eastbound on Cornhusker. Meanwhile, a bicyclist was northbound from north 1st Street. The […]

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Kearney man dies in Iowa motorcycle crash

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A motorcyclist from Kearney has died after a crash in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday. Fifty-nine-year-old Michael Sowl died Monday at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Investigators say the accident occurred when the motorcycle struck a median near the intersection of South 35th Street and Nebraska Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. Police say Sowl […]

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OSHA fines N. Dakota company in wake of fatal Nebraska accident

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A North Dakota construction company has been fined $7,000 for safety violations in wake of a fatal accident in Nebraska. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration assessed the fine after issuing a serious safety violation against Wanzek Construction, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota. OSHA issued the violation after investigating the death of a 40-year-old […]

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Deadly weekend on Nebraska roads

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A 47 year old Omaha woman was killed in a one vehicle accident on Sunday. Omaha police responded to an accident around 8:30 pm near Sorensen Parkway and 35th Street. Witnesses told police an SUV was speeding and making a number of lane changes when the driver hit a curb, a metal light pole and […]

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Central Nebraska man killed in tractor accident

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A central Nebraska man has been killed after his tractor flipped on top of him. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports 72-year-old Alan Drake of Comstock was removing trees along a country road when his tractor flipped and pinned him underneath. Drake’s son found his father’s body. Law enforcement reports the accident occurred Wednesday afternoon […]

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Man killed in scooter accident identified by Lincoln police

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A 53-year-old man has been killed when his scooter collided with an SUV. Lincoln police say Alan Kitto was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, Kitto was riding south in the center lane of 16th Street at around noon Wednesday when the SUV, traveling west, apparently pulled into […]

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Motor scooter rider killed in Lincoln wreck

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A 53-year-old man riding a motor scooter has been killed in an accident with a sports utility vehicle at an intersection in Lincoln. Lincoln police say the man was riding south on 16th Street this afternoon when an SUV traveling west on “B” Street ran into the scooter. Little has been released by the Lincoln […]

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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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