Hastings Man Killed in Tractor Crash on Hwy 6 in Kearney County

Kearney County, Nebraska (September 7, 2019) – A 49-year-old Hastings man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Kearney County, according to a local news source.

The fatal crash happened around 9:00 a.m. September 5, on Highway 6.

NSP said a semi-truck was heading westbound on the highway when it rear-ended a westbound tractor driven by the Hastings man.

The impact caused the tractor, which was pulling a shredder, to enter into a ditch and rollover.

The man was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead.

 The driver of the semi was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

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