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Driver dies after two-vehicle crash at intersection of Hwy 92 & County Rd 25

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 11:17:54-04

SAUNDERS COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — A pickup truck driver was fatally struck by a semi Friday night at the intersection of Hwy 92 and County Rd 25.

The Saunders County Sheriff's Office and the Wahoo Police Department responded to the two-vehicle injury accident around 8:46 p.m. Friday.

Preliminary investigation along with witness information indicate a pickup truck, driven by 71-year-old John Berggren of rural Weston, came off County Rd 25 when he was struck broadside by a semi-tractor trailer driven by Robert Reardon, 44, of rural Genoa.

Reardon was heading eastbound on Hwy 92 when the crash occurred.

Although life-saving efforts were attempted, Berggren, the pickup driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. A press release from the Saunders County Sheriff's Office says it did not appear Berggren wore a seatbelt.

There were no other occupants in the pickup.

The driver and passenger of the semi were taken to Saunders Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.