Car accident in Sarpy County leaves one dead

Posted at 3:12 PM, May 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 17:21:06-04

Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) - A collision between a Ford Ranger and a tractor left one dead and one injured in Sarpy County Monday morning.


Randy Strode, a 55-year-old Ashland resident, was driving east onto Highway 34 when his car was hit on the passenger side by a Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by 37-year-old Nathan Jongeling.


Strode was pronounced dead at the scene, while Jongeling was transported to UNMC with minor injuries.


The accident is under investigation by the South Metro Crash Response Team, which is made up of police officers and sheriff's deputies.


Right now, investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor.