A 52-year-old Prosser man died as a result of a recent Nebraska semi truck accident near Hastings, according to TheIndependent.com. The Nebraska State Patrol stated a truck hauling batteries was traveling eastbound on Highway 6 around 11:30 a.m. when it stopped at a railroad crossing. An eastbound semitrailer truck that was hauling corn then collided with the rear of the first truck, and the collision then forced the truck into the westbound lane where the accident victim who lost his life was driving his 2008 Ford pickup truck.
The 63-year old driver of the battery truck, a resident of Omaha, was taken to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries to his face and shoulders. The 46-year-old semi trailer truck driver who caused the initial collision was not injured. Tragically, the pickup truck driver was announced dead at the scene. The victim was reportedly a safety officer for the Wood River Volunteer Fire Department.
Highway 6 was closed for more than eight hours as the Nebraska State Patrol conducted an investigation and cleaned up the accident site.
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