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.