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Patrol says pickup driver killed in Custer County collision

Merna, Neb. — Authorities say a driver died after his pickup truck collided with another in central Nebraska’s Custer County.

The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Nebraska Highway 92, about 2 miles west of Merna.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 40-year-old Roman Romero, of Texas, was headed west when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pickup driven by 49-year-old Kevin Jensen, of Broken Bow.

The patrol says Romero was fatally injured. The extent of Jensen’s injuries and those of passengers in his truck is unclear.

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