Western Nebraska crash kills pickup driver, injures passenger

PAXTON — Authorities say a pickup truck driver has died in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. Saturday between Paxton and Sutherland. The Nebraska State Patrol says the eastbound pickup ran into the median and rolled several times after the driver overcorrected. The pickup ended up in a ditch on the north side of the westbound lanes.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She’s been identified as 70-year-old Agnes Duran, who lived in Maryland.

The patrol says her passenger was taken to a North Platte hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He’s been identified as 75-year-old James Roberts, of Wyoming.

Associated Press

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