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Police identify 23-year-old Lincoln man killed in motorcycle crash
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Police identify 23-year-old Lincoln man killed in motorcycle crash


A 23-year-old Lincoln man died Thursday night in a crash on Nebraska 2, police say.

Brady Sweetser was riding his motorcycle on Nebraska 2 when 38-year-old Patrick Tvrdy of Lincoln in a Dodge Charger turned left onto Pioneers Boulevard in front of him and the two collided, according to the police report.

Sweetser was unresponsive when police arrived and they performed CPR until Lincoln Fire & Rescue workers arrived. He died at the scene.

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Police said witnesses said he had been speeding. 

The crash happened at 9:30 p.m.

Tvrdy was taken to a Lincoln hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sweetser was from Sidney and worked at the Lincoln Correctional Center.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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