RUSHVILLE, Neb. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy died after a collision on an icy highway in the northern Nebraska Panhandle.
The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, about five miles west of Gordon. The office said Melissa Jaggers, of Rushville, lost control of her vehicle on U.S. Highway 20 and slid into the path of an oncoming truck.
National Weather Service records said light snow had been falling in the area since Wednesday night.
Deputy Richard Anderson said Jaggers and her son were taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, where the boy died Thursday evening. Jaggers’ 10-year-old daughter was flown to a Denver hospital. The children’s names have not been released.
The truck driver, Ken Costello, 32, was treated at Gordon Memorial Hospital and released.