Fatal Crash in Saunders County

By: wowt Email
By: wowt Email

Saunders County authorities suspect a medical condition may have played a role in the crash of a pickup and the death of its driver.

The Saunders County Sheriff's Department says the accident was
reported a little after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and occurred about a
mile and a half northwest of Morse Bluff.

The victim was identified as 57-year-old Norman Poppe, of North
Bend.

Deputies say Poppe was driving east on a rural road when his
pickup left the roadway.

The truck veered back onto the road and ran off again into a cornfield.

It traveled through the field for several hundred yards until it reached a hay meadow and struck the tree.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

Deputies say it doesn't appear that Poppe had been drinking alcohol.


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