CLARKSON, Neb. -- A Leigh man died in a car accident that happened near Clarkson on Friday morning. 

The Colfax County Sheriff's Department said that around 10 a.m. they got an emergency call of a car accident at the intersection of Road X and Road 9, one mile east of Clarkson. 

It was reported that the accident involved Chevrolet Silverado K1500 traveling west on Road X and a Sterling LT 9500 straight truck traveling north on Road 9.

A passenger in the Silverado, 79-year-old Calvin Dietrich of Leigh died as a result of the accident. 

According to the Colfax County Sheriff's Department, the driver of the Sterling LT, 58-year-old Wes Balzer of Howells was cited for violation of a stop sign and motor vehicle homicide and was released. 

Clarkson Fire and Rescue, the Colfax County Sheriff's Department and the Nebraska State Patrol all responded to the scene.