Man Hit, Killed by Semi on I-80 near Sutherland

Lincoln County, Nebraska (October 19, 2019) – A Florida man was killed in a pedestrian accident early Friday morning near Sutherland, according to a local news source.

The accident took place around 3:10 a.m., October 18, on Interstate 80 at mile marker 153.

NSP said the man’s car had broken down and he was walking in the center of the eastbound right lane when he was hit by a westbound semi-truck driven by a 28-year-old California man.

The semi then rolled over into the median.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His car was found a mile west of the crash scene. The vehicle was out of fuel and had a dead battery.

An investigation is underway.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service, we like to advise family the following:

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. 

2.       In Nebraska, it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attorney first.

3.       Nothing in this blog is intended to be legal advice.

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