McCool Junction student killed when semi crashes into car

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A McCool Junction High School junior died after his car was hit by an oncoming semi Sunday morning.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office says a 2003 Buick LeSabre was trying to make a right turn onto Highway 81 from E Road just before 10 a.m.

The driver and sole occupant, 16-year-old Jordan Tol, did not see a northbound semi while making the turn, authorities say.

The semi collided with the Buick, hitting the vehicle’s driver side and sending it across the road, into an adjacent field.

Tol was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi’s driver, 61-year-old Mark Dreesen, was not injured.

A preliminary investigation showed seat belts were not used.

McCool Junction Public Schools has canceled Wednesday classes to give students the opportunity to attend Tol’s funeral.

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