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Update: Norfolk man killed in accident, 5 more injured

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Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

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

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.

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