An 80-year-old man has been killed and his wife has been seriously injured in a collision on an icy highway in southwest Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident occurred a little before 11:40 a.m. on Christmas Day, about five miles east of Palisade on U.S. Highway 6. The patrol says a westbound car driven by James Sughroue collided with an eastbound pickup that slid across the center line.
Sughroue, of Indianola, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Leah, was flown to Kearney for treatment.
The patrol identified the pickup driver as 17-year-old Dawn Pinkal, of Palisade. She was taken to a McCook hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The collision is being investigated.