MERNA — Authorities say a driver died after his pickup collided with another in central Nebraska's Custer County.
The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday on Nebraska 92, about 2 miles west of Merna. The Nebraska State Patrol says 40-year-old Roman Romero of Texas was headed west, pulling a trailer hauling a skid loader, when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming pickup driven by Kevin Jensen, 49, of Broken Bow.
The patrol says Romero was killed.
Crews worked three hours to free Jensen and a passenger who were flown to a Kearney hospital. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, the Patrol said.