Lincoln man killed in crash

Cass County officials say a Lincoln man died after his truck drifted off the road and struck a group of trees. Sheriff William Brueggemann said in a statement that 31-year-old Montgomery Hesler was killed in the crash that was reported around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The accident happened about 40 miles south of Omaha on U.S. Highway 34 between Avoca and Nehawka. Bruggemann says Hesler's 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup was eastbound when it drifted off the highway before the crash. Hesler was wearing a seatbelt.