NORFOLK -- A Norfolk woman was killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash on U.S. 81.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a crash just south of the Nebraska 98 junction. Investigators said that a northbound GMC Envoy driven by Amanda Thackston, 26, of Norfolk, crossed the center line in front of a southbound Peterbilt semi pulling a refrigerated trailer.
Thackston, who died in the crash, was not wearing a seat belt.
The semi, owned by Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. and driven by Kenneth Schanche, 62, of Lesterville, South Dakota, sustained severe front-end damage.