At approximately 1200 hours on Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on I-80 near MM 384.
The preliminary investigation shows that a Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a camper was traveling westbound on I-80 when it failed to yield to a semi-truck slowing in front of it. Traffic was slowed down to one lane due to a construction zone.
The drivers were the sole occupants of both vehicles. The accident resulted in one fatality. The victim of the crash was Richard Schulmeister.
The accident is being investigated by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office.
Nebraska State Patrol and Pleasant Dale Volunteer Fire Department also responded.