KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a trucker who died after being run over by his own rig in south-central Nebraska.
The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 54-year-old Tommy Schutte of rural Kearney.
The accident occurred Thursday evening after Schutte pulled his semitrailer off U.S. Highway 30 west of Kearney onto the side of an intersecting road. The Sheriff’s Office believes Schutte got out of his truck and was trying to work on it when it rolled backward over him.
He was taken to Kearney’s Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died.
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