Flames engulf vehicle after crash in rural Nebraska, killing one man

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A man is dead after a fiery crash Tuesday in rural Nance County, authorities say.

Just before 6 p.m., authorities were called to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 22 near Genoa, according to the Nance County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say a Chevy Suburban was headed west when it struck a piece of farm equipment ahead of it.

The collision caused extensive damage to the Suburban, which then caught fire.

The fire quickly engulfed the vehicle, and witnesses were unable to pull the driver to safety.

First responders were able to pull him from the vehicle, but he had already succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the farm equipment was treated for minor injuries at a Columbus hospital.

Deputies say they were able to identify the deceased man and contact his family, but his identity has not yet been released.

The Nance County Sheriff’s Office says a crash reconstructionist with the Nebraska State Patrol has been requested.

The cause of the crash and its fiery conclusion remain under investigation.

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