Two Wahoo men killed in Kearney County accident

An accident at a highway intersection in Kearney County takes the lives of two Wahoo men.

The Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 44 and U.S. Highway 6/34.

Deputies say a car driven north on Highway 44 by 21-year-old Christopher Roberts didn't stop at the stop sign at U.S. 6/34. The car was hit by a semi-trailer truck. Roberts and his passenger, 21-year-old Jacob Wiebold, died at the scene.

Trucker Ronnie Wagner of Bertrand was taken to a Kearney hospital for treatment. Accident investigators were checking to see whether any of the men was wearing a seat belt and whether any of them had been drinking alcohol.