The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol are investigating a pedestrian accident near North Platte that resulted in a fatality. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the North Platte 911 Center received a report that a male subject was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 80. Deputies and Nebraska State Troopers responded to mile marker 179, just west of Newberry Access at North Platte. Law enforcement found a male subject deceased on the west side of the Newberry overpass.
Deputies and Troopers made contact with the driver of the semi-truck. The driver advised the male had stepped into the path of the truck while it was traveling in the driving lane of eastbound Interstate 80. The driver advised they could not avoid the collision with the male subject.
Accident reconstructionists from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol were called to the scene and began to investigate the incident. The investigation continues, name of the deceased is being held pending notification of family.