One killed in head-on crash in northeast Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A person was killed Wednesday afternoon in a head-on crash in northeast Nebraska.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened on Highway 35, about 4 miles south of Winside.

Around 3:50 p.m., a vehicle crashed head-on with a northbound car, which caused the highway to temporarily close.

One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

The other driver was taken to a local hospital and has since been released.

The sheriff’s office thinks weather conditions and lack of seat belt usage were factors in the fatal crash.

An investigation is ongoing.

Winside is about 20 miles northeast of Norfolk.

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