COLUMBUS, Neb. – Authorities say a 40-year-old Columbus man has been killed while walking north of the city.
The Columbus Telegram reports that the accident occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday, about a mile and a half north of the city limits. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office says Shawn Hassler was walking south in the southbound lane of 48th Avenue when he was struck by a southbound car.
The Sheriff’s Office says Hassler was pronounced dead at the scene. The car driver and a passenger received minor injuries. Their names haven’t been released.