Update: Norfolk man killed in accident, 5 more injured - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Update: Norfolk man killed in accident, 5 more injured

Posted: Updated:

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

PIERCE, Neb. (AP)- Authorities are investigating a head-on collision in northeast Nebraska that killed one man and injured five other people.

The Pierce County Attorney says 83-year-old Ralph Schmidt of Norfolk died in the Friday evening crash in U.S. Highway 81. The crash happened when a southbound SUV crossed the centerline and collided with Schmidt's truck just north of the intersection of Highways 91 and 98.

Schmidt's passenger, 70-year-old Robbie Heinemann of Norfolk, was critically injured in the crash. She was taken to Norfolk and then Sioux City for treatment.

The driver of the SUV, 60-year-old Sara Krahn, was flown to a Sioux City hospital. Her passengers, 61-year-old Isaac Krahn, 30-year-old Lisa Sawatsky and 3-year-old Jordan Sawatsky, were treated in Norfolk. All of them are from Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.

By: Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

A Norfolk man is dead and fiver others injured after an accident in Pierce County.

Authorities say a car crossed the center lane, crashing into a pickup on U.S. 81 Friday Night. The 83-year-old driver of the pickup, Ralph Schmidt, was killed. His passenger, 70-year-old Robbie Heinemann, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The four people traveling in the other car were all from Canada and taken to local hospitals with injuries. One of them was airlifted to Sioux City. They're all expected to be ok.

  • Local HeadlinesLocal HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

    Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

    Thousands of Nebraskans switching parties

    A majority of voters switching their party affiliation are changing to Republican.More >>
    A majority of voters switching their party affiliation are changing to Republican.More >>
  • Burklund charged in wife's death

    Burklund charged in wife's death

    Posted By: Jenn HatcherJhatcher@klkntv.comProsecutors charged Kent Burklund with 2nd Degree Murder Wednesday in the death of his wife, Bettina. The body of the 41-year-old was found in their southeast Lincoln home Monday afternoon. The judge also set Burklund's bond at $1 million cash.Police say Burklund argued with his wife Sunday, killed her and left the home. He was found Monday afternoon at Conestoga Lake where he was taken into custody. Court documents say Burklund admitted to killing he...More >>
    Posted By: Jenn HatcherJhatcher@klkntv.comProsecutors charged Kent Burklund with 2nd Degree Murder Wednesday in the death of his wife, Bettina. The body of the 41-year-old was found in their southeast Lincoln home Monday afternoon. The judge also set Burklund's bond at $1 million cash.Police say Burklund argued with his wife Sunday, killed her and left the home. He was found Monday afternoon at Conestoga Lake where he was taken into custody. Court documents say Burklund admitted to killing he...More >>
  • Governor announces new Nebraska job app

    Governor announces new Nebraska job app

    Posted By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site that matches employers with qualified candidates. Gov. Dave Heineman announced the launch of the new app on Wednesday. Heineman says both employers and job seekers will benefit from it.The governor's office ...More >>
    Posted By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site that matches employers with qualified candidates. Gov. Dave Heineman announced the launch of the new app on Wednesday. Heineman says both employers and job seekers will benefit from it.The governor's office ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.