Former State Senator Dies in Crash

By: KLKN Newsroom

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) Authorities say a former state senator has died after his pickup collided with a semitrailer near Broken Bow in central Nebraska. Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow says Howard Lamb, of Anselmo, died at a Kearney hospital on Tuesday. He was 91.

The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Monday, about a mile south of Broken Bow on Nebraska Highway 21. Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says Lamb was driving on the highway when he tried to turn into a private driveway but collided with the oncoming big rig.        

Lamb was taken to Broken Bow for treatment and then flown to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. The semitrailer driver wasn’t injured.

Lamb served in the Nebraska Legislature from 1977 to 1993.