One dead after vehicle strikes tree in North Platte
NORTH PLATTE - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a car accident in North Platte on Sunday.
Authorities say deputies were asked to respond to the accident at Front and Splinter Road.
Deputies arrived and found one man who was removed from the vehicle by concerned citizens.
Authorities say the pickup left the roadway, hit a tree and became fully engulfed in flames.
44-year old Cosmo Contreras Junior of North Platte was taken to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Investigation into the accident is ongoing and it's unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor.