Authorities identify man killed after pickup hit downed tree near Grand Island

Authorities identified a man who was killed after reportedly crashing his truck into a tree downed by a storm Wednesday. 

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 55-year-old Dennis V. Wells. 

Deputies responded around 3:30 a.m.  to the crash in the area of Airport Road and Burwick Road, about 15 miles west of Grand Island.

Officials said Wells was pronounced dead at the scene.

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