Crash fatally injures Gage County man

A 63-year-old man died after the pickup he was driving collided with another truck about six miles west of Beatrice in southeast Nebraska.

Gage County authorities say Alan Seeley of rural Jansen was pulling a flatbed trailer while driving east on Nebraska Highway 4 around 3 p.m. He lost control of the truck and collided with a westbound pickup driven by 54-year-old William Peperkorn of rural DeWitt.

Authorities say Seeley was pronounced dead later at Beatrice Community Hospital. Peperkorn was flown to a Lincoln hospital for treatment. He was expected to survive his injuries. Gage County Deputy Brandon Schley says Peperkorn was wearing a seat belt, but Seeley wasn't.