A semi accident occurred shortly before 6:00 am Wednesday about 4 miles west of the Cozad Interstate 80 interchange. The semi appeared to drift off the roadway, over a guardrail and came to rest in an empty canal ditch. One fatality has been confirmed. The Nebraska State Patrol identified the deceased driver as 39 year old Walter Allen Reed Jr. of Kearney.
Cozad Volunteer Fire Department responded to use the Jaws of Life to remove the driver from the semi. Also responding were the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from the Department of Roads. Two wreckers from Randy’s Towing of Lexington were dispatched to remove portions of the semi from the ravine.
RRN/Looking west of the crash site at the guardrail struck by the eastbound semi 11-16-16