Kearney, Neb. — One person died after a pickup struck a power pole northeast of Kearney. Buffalo County Sheriff’s deputies were summoned Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. to the crash location near 160th on Poole Road. It was determined that a southbound pickup entered the east ditch and struck a power pole.
A man, believed to have been the driver of the pickup, was found deceased in the road ditch approximately 100 yards from the truck.
Preliminary investigation indicated after striking the pole, a power line came down near the truck.
The Buffalo County Attorney’s Office has ordered an autopsy. Deputies were assisted by members of the Kearney Police Department, KVFD fire and rescue personnel, CHI-GSH paramedics, Buffalo County Attorney Office and the Buffalo County Highway Department.
The victim has been identified as Scott King, age 42, of rural Kearney. Next of kin have been notified. The investigation continues.