The Associated Press
HEARTWELL — Traffic safety officials say the crash of a semitrailer and a farm tractor Thursday killed a Hastings man.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash happened around 9 a.m. on Highway 6 about a mile east of Heartwell.
Investigating troopers say the semi, driven by a 41-year-old man from Cozad, was traveling westbound when it slammed into the back of the tractor, causing it to roll into a ditch. The driver of the tractor, 49-year-old Michael Duca, was taken to a Kearney hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The semi driver was not injured.
The patrol continues to investigate.