Officials ID trucker fatally injured in Nebraska crash

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SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a semitrailer driver who died after his big rig ran off a highway in eastern Nebraska.

Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl identified him as 53-year-old Henry Sands, of Thurston.

The accident occurred a little before 2 p.m. Monday on Nebraska Highway 15, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Schuyler.

Authorities said in a news release that the northbound truck came up on a northbound tractor pulling a feed wagon. The release says the truck was trying to pass the tractor and wagon on the left when the tractor began to turn left. The truck veered off the highway into a field and crashed into the creek bank.

Sands was pronounced dead at a Schuyler hospital. The tractor driver's name hasn't been released.