Authorities identify person killed in crash near Osceola
OSCEOLA, Neb. -- Authorities in Polk County said they were called to an injury accident Thursday before noon.
Polk County Sheriff's Office and Osceola Fire/Ambulance Department had been dispatched to the area of mile marker 395 on State Hwy 92, just west of Osceola.
The Sheriff's Office said that the Nebraska State Patrol were called in to assist in the accident.
Polk County Sheriff Dwaine Ladwig said a Chevy Suburban was heading west on Hwy 92 when it crossed the center line, striking a semi-tractor trailer head on.
It was reported that after the collision between the semi and Suburban, the Suburban caught on fire.
Authorities said that driver of the Suburban, 41-year-old Dawn Dowhy of Lincoln, was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the semi, a 63-year-old man from Broken Bow, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Ladwig said an autopsy for Dowhy was performed Aug. 26.