...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED...
* WHAT...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND
SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA.
* WHEN...UNTIL 1 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE
LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT.
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW COULD OCCUR IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND
USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.
Lincoln man in motorized wheelchair dies after being struck by vehicle
A 75-year-old man died at a Lincoln hospital Wednesday night after his motorized wheelchair was struck by a vehicle.
Donald J. Gropp of Lincoln was taken to the Bryan West Medical Center with CPR in progress. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Investigators from the Lincoln Police Department determined that Janice Eret, 64, the driver of a 2013 Lincoln MKX, struck Gropp near the intersection of West O Street and Northwest 14th Street shortly after 6 p.m. Police said Eret was westbound on West O at about 40 mph and did not see Gropp in the street in the motorized wheelchair.
A witness told police that he was in the outside lane of traffic ahead of Eret and was able to brake, narrowly avoiding Gropp. The witness said he watched in his rearview mirror as Gropp, who was wearing dark clothing without reflective gear, continued south on Northwest 14th Street into the inside lane of traffic just before he was struck by the vehicle.
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