Norfolk Man Dead After Passing Illegally

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

An 83-year-old Norfolk man is dead and five others injured after a trucked passed illegally and struck his truck, nearly head on.

Nebraska State Patrol in Norfolk, said the crash happened about 5:15 Friday night at the north junction of Highways 98 and 81 in Pierce County.

The crash happened when a southbound SUV crossed the center-line and collided with Schmidt's truck just north of the intersection of Highways 91 and 98.

Schmidt's passenger, 70-year-old Robbie Heinemann of Norfolk, was critically injured in the crash. She was taken to Norfolk and then Sioux City for treatment.

The driver of the SUV, 60-year-old Sara Krahn, was flown to a Sioux City hospital. Her passengers, 61-year-old Isaac Krahn, 30-year-old Lisa Sawatsky and 3-year-old Jordan Sawatsky, were treated in Norfolk. All of them are from Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.

The State Patrol is unsure if alcohol played a role.


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