Update: Four Dead In Area Accidents

By: WOWT Email
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Two men killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon northwest of Omaha have been identified.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 59-year-old George Trobaugh of Omaha and 54-year-old Frank Besch of Valley died when their pickup left Bennington Road east of Highway 133 in Douglas County and rolled over just before 1:30 p.m. Both men were wearing seat belts. Both worked at B&R Optical.

The investigation indicates weather conditions played a role in the accident.

The freezing rain that started around noon caused several other accidents along the interstate system in Pottawattamie County, including one fatal at the I-80/680 interchange just after 12 p.m.

Investigators say a westbound driver lost control of his car, went into a ditch and rolled several times. Sixty-four-year-old Ronald Wahl of Edgerton, Wisconsin was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

A man died Thursday night on Highway 30 southwest of Woodbine, Iowa, which was said to be covered with snow and ice at the time. The Iowa State Patrol says a car and truck collided, killing the driver of the car, 75-year-old Rex Rains of Dunlap, Iowa. Investigators say Rains' car crossed the center line and hit the truck, sending both vehicles off the road. The truck driver, 47-year-old Scott Grandstaff of Omaha, was not injured.


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