Semi Driver Killed In Rear-End Collision

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A West Point, Nebraska man died after his semi crashed into the back of a pickup truck.

Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt says the wreck happened Wednesday afternoon on Nebraska Highway 13 just south of Pierce. He says the northbound pickup was attempting to turn left when it was hit from behind by the semi hauling more than 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The semi went off the road and rolled. Its tank leaked fuel that forced closure of the highway for several hours.

The semi driver, 66-year-old Eldon Kassebaum, later died at a hospital. The two people in the pickup weren't hurt.

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