Authorities are releasing the names of the people involved in the fatal accident that took place near Kearney Monday night.
Seventy one year old Kermit Keller of Gibbon died when his 1994 Ford Ranger collided with the back of a 2000 Kenworth semitrailer.
The semi truck slowed down to turn into a private drive about two miles east of Kearney.
Gary Larsen, 63, of Kearney was driving the big rig and was not hurt.
The Nebraska Highway Patrol says the accident took place at 6pm, Monday night.
Highway 30 was closed for two hours.