A Fairbury, Nebraska, man died Monday afternoon in southeast Nebraska when his SUV crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 136 and collided with a semitrailer truck.
Alexander J. Joubert, 25, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, but the SUV’s air bags did deploy.
Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that the eastbound SUV swerved into the westbound lane of the highway about 5:25 p.m. and collided with the semi, officials said. The crash occurred about four miles northeast of Fairbury.
The driver of the semi, a 56-year-old Wisconsin man, was treated for minor injuries at the Fairbury hospital.
A two-mile stretch of Highway 136 was shut down for seven hours after the crash. Both vehicles are considered a total loss, investigators said.
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