A head-on collision in southwest Nebraska results in a death. Hitchcock County Sheriff Gerry Hunter says it was reported at 2:32 on Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 34 near mile marker 44.
The investigation shows the tractor-trailer, driven by 64-year-old Daniel Johnson of Arvada, Colorado was eastbound on U.S. Highway 34. 56-year-old Grant Needham of Colorado Springs, Colorado was traveling westbound when he attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him and struck the oncoming tractor-trailer. Mr. Needham was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol/drugs do not appear to be a contributing factor and lab test results are pending.
The Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Stratton Fire and Ambulance, the Dundy County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, and Town and Country Towing.
Source: Nebraska Regional News