Nebraska driver dies after pickup rams semitrailer

By: AP
By: AP

North Platte, NE (AP) - An 18-year-old pickup driver from Ogallala has died in a collision on Interstate 80 near North Platte in western Nebraska.

The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday about three miles west of North Platte. Authorities say an eastbound pickup went out of control and crossed the median, striking a westbound semitrailer.

The pickup driver was identified as Timothy Dovel. The semitrailer was identified as 58-year-old Herbert Wilson, of Okeechobee (oh-kuh-CHOH'-bee), Fla. He was not injured.

The accident cause is being investigated.

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