NSP investigating fatal Kearney County crash

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 6 in Kearney County that killed a Hastings man.

The patrol said the crash happened around 9 a.m. Thursday about a mile east of Heartwell. 

A semi, driven by Luke Brown, 41, of Cozad, was traveling westbound when it struck the rear of a westbound tractor, driven by Michael Duca, 49, of Hastings, the patrol said. The crash caused the tractor, which was pulling a shredder, to enter the ditch and roll.

Duca was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney where he was pronounced deceased. Brown was not injured in the crash.



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