Southeast Nebraska Trucker Found Dead After Crash

Posted 5 months ago

By Associated Press

fatal-accident(AP) — A southeast Nebraska truck driver has been found dead in his semitrailer off Interstate 80 near Giltner.

56-year-old Charles Westwood’s truck was found off the road just before 7 p.m. Friday.

Investigators say Westwood was east of Grand Island when his truck swerved, went off the road and crashed through a fence. There was little damage to the truck, but Westwood was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins says Westwood likely swerved off the road because of a medical emergency.