One person died in an accident on I-80 in North Platte
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- A person from died in an accident on Interstate 80 in North Platte Wednesday night.
The North Platte Police Department said they responded to Newberry Access for a reported accident around 11:53 p.m.
NPPD said they found that the accident happened near the westbound I-80 on ramp, where a semi-truck heading north attempted to turn left onto the westbound on-ramp.
A pickup truck, driven by 51-year-old Jean Pierre Brownell of North Platte, was heading south on Newberry.
The pickup reportedly ran into the right side of the semi, and Brownell was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi was reported to be uninjured.
This is an ongoing investigation.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and the Nebraska State Patrol are assisting with the investigation.