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Man identified who died in northwest Lincoln crash
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Man identified who died in northwest Lincoln crash

Accident at U.S. 34 and NW 48th Street

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate a traffic accident at U.S. 34 and Northwest 40th Street on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. 

An 87-year-old Seward man died in a two-vehicle collision at U.S. 34 and Northwest 40th Street on Monday afternoon, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Richard Gardner of Seward was heading north on Northwest 48th Street in the through lane approaching U.S. 34 shortly before 3 p.m. when he failed to stop at a red light, Sgt. Scott Gaston said in a news release.

His BMW was hit by an International Harvester straight truck driven by Dale Nobbman, 69, of Pleasant Dale, Gaston said. 

Nobbman was heading east on U.S. 34 and had a green light, he said. 

Efforts to resuscitate Gardner by a passerby and emergency medical personnel were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Neither Nobbman nor his passenger reported injuries. 

Alcohol use is not suspected in the crash, Gaston said.

The crash shut down U.S. 34 for more than 2 hours. It was reopened to traffic at about 5:30 p.m.

A Lincoln Fire and Rescue vehicle was also involved in a crash at 29th and Holdrege streets while trying to respond to the collision on U.S. 34. Nobody was injured, and the accident caused only minor damage to the vehicle.



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