HARTINGTON, Neb. -- A Yankton, South Dakota, man was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident in Nebraska.
According to the Cedar County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Hauger was driving north on U.S. Highway 81 at about 3:36 p.m. when his Honda Civic left the road and struck the east rail of the Discovery Bridge, which spans the Missouri River between Nebraska and South Dakota.
While driving at least 80 mph on Old Lakeport Road, Darrick Toel said, according to authorities, he passed a car, saw an oncoming vehicle and veered to the right, skidding off the road and striking the tree.
The sheriff's office said the man was a passenger in a vehicle that struck a southbound tractor. The impact caused the vehicle to roll into the ditch. The deceased was not wearing a seat belt, a police official said.
A sheriff's office says an eastbound sport utility driven by 79-year-old Francisco Alarcon crossed the center line and hit an oncoming SUV being driven by 75-year-old Janice Preister. A third vehicle soon struck the eastbound SUV.