PIERCE — Authorities are investigating a head-on collision in northeast Nebraska that killed one man and injured five other people.

The Pierce County Attorney's Office said 83-year-old Ralph Schmidt of Norfolk died in the Friday evening crash on U.S. Highway 81.

The crash happened when a southbound SUV crossed the center line and collided with Schmidt's truck just north of the intersection of Highways 91 and 98.

Schmidt's passenger, Robbie Heinemann, 70, of Norfolk, was critically injured in the crash. She was taken to Norfolk and then Sioux City, Iowa, for treatment.

The driver of the SUV, Sara Krahn, 60, was flown to a Sioux City hospital. — AP

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