O’Neill man killed

October 7, 2018

A 23-year-old O’Neill resident died early Saturday in a two vehicle traffic accident on Highway 275 in Holt County.

The Nebraska State Patrol said 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 at about 5 a.m.

Waterman was no injured in the accident, but a passenger in the Schmaderer vehicle was taken to a hospital. Seat belts were not in use, the patrol reported.

The accident was investigated by the Holt County Sheriff’s office, the O’Neill Police Department, the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office and the state patrol.

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