NDOT crew member killed during clean-up on Highway 34 in Hamilton County

HAMILTON COUNTY  — The Nebraska Department of Transportation is deeply saddened to report that a member of the NDOT team lost his life today while working to keep the public safe.

The incident occurred this afternoon at approximately 12:30 on Highway 34, near the Giltner Spur. Officials, including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Roads Department and the Nebraska Department of Transportation were on scene assisting in clean-up after a spill of corn mash on the roadway. Preliminary investigation shows that during that process, a GMC Yukon was traveling westbound on Highway 34, lost control and struck a member of the NDOT crew.

A sheriff’s deputy and others on scene responded immediately. Despite life-saving attempts, the NDOT crew member was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identities of those involved are being withheld at this time pending family notification. No other injuries were reported.

The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting a full crash reconstruction investigation.

Additional information will be released when possible.

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