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Officials ID motorcyclist killed in Sarpy County crash

August 14, 2019

LA PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska have identified a motorcyclist killed in a four-vehicle crash in Sarpy County.

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75, a few hundred yards south of U.S. Highway 34, killing 47-year-old Jody Emmert, of Bellevue. Investigators say Emmert was operating a motorcycle that hit a minivan, which triggered a secondary crash between a work van and a pickup truck that were trailing the motorcycle and minivan.

The sheriff’s office says Emmert died at the scene. The driver and passengers in the pickup were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The work van and minivan drivers were taken to a hospital as precautions.

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