O’Neill man dead after two vehicle accident

October 8, 2018

O’NEILL - An O’Neill man has died after a two vehicle accident on Highway 275 Saturday evening.

According to the Holt County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Emerson Schmaderer was killed when the westbound pickup he was driving crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound semi-trailer truck driven by August Waterman.

Waterman was not injured in the accident, but a passenger in Schmaderer’s vehicle was taken to a hospital.

Seat belts were not in use.

The O’Neill Police Department, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted.

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