An O'Neill man was killed in a traffic collision Wednesday in Holt County.

Thomas L. Schneider, 75, died following the collision less than a mile east of O'Neill on 108th Road Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Holt County sheriff's office, Schneider's vehicle was eastbound on 872 Road, stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded to turn east onto Highway 108 where a vehicle driven by Gerlad Kemp, 52, of Niobrara was westbound.

Schneider pulled out into the lane of traffic and Kemp was not able to stop or turn to avoid a collision, the sheriff's office said.

Schneider was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kemp was wearing a seatbelt and sustained no visible injuries.

The sheriff's office was assisted in the collision investigation by the O'Neill police department and Nebraska State Patrol. O'Neill Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.

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