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1 man killed, 2 injured in New Year’s Day collision

January 2, 2019

PLAINVIEW, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified the person who died in a New Year’s Day collision on a northeast Nebraska highway.

Authorities say one person was killed and two were injured in a New Year’s Day collision on a northeast Nebraska highway.

The crash was reported around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of Plainview on Nebraska Highway 13. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Chris Lerum of Creighton collided with an oncoming vehicle.

Lerum died at the scene. The two people in the other vehicle were taken to hospitals.

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