Joyce Vernon Hit, Killed by Pickup Truck near McCook

McCook, Nebraska (September 4, 2019) – An 81-year-old woman was killed in a pedestrian accident Sunday afternoon, north of McCook, according to a local news source.

The accident happened on Sunday, September 1, on a county road.

As per the report, Joyce Vernon was walking southbound along the road when she was hit by a southbound pickup truck driven by 21-year-old Jacob Carter, of McCook.

Vernon was killed in the crash.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Red Willow County Sheriff's Office are investigating the crash.

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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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