Fremont man killed after collision with NDOT road grader

The Saunders County Sheriff's office said the accident was a head on collision after a pickup truck crossed the center line on Highway 109.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —A 69-year-old Fremont man has died after a head-on collision with an NDOT John Deere road grader. It happened near Cedar Bluffs on Highway 109 on Sunday afternoon.

The Fremont man was driving a Ford pickup when it crossed the center line on Highway 109 and collided with the grader. The passenger of the pickup was taken to the hospital with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. There was not update on the NDOT driver, a 64-year-old man.

You can read the full press release from the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office below. 

On Sunday February 21st, 2021 at approximately 4:05 p.m. the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office and the Cedar Bluffs Fire & Rescue Department responded to the scene of a two-vehicle head-on injury accident approximately one mile east of Cedar Bluffs on Highway 109.

The preliminary accident investigation by the Saunders County Sheriff’s Office indicates that a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by a 69 year old male from Fremont, was westbound on Highway 109 when it crossed the center line and struck an eastbound John Deere 770 road grader head-on. The road grader was owned by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and driven by a 64 year old male NDOT employee. Road conditions were snow covered at the time of the accident.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female passenger of the pickup was transported to Fremont Methodist Health with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Seatbelts were in use by both occupants in the pickup. Next of kin have been notified but names are not being released at this time.

The Fremont Fire Department also assisted at the scene with Advanced Life Support.

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