Crash near Ogallala leaves one dead

Crash (MGN)

A crash near Ogallala involving a pickup and a semi left one person dead and sent one person to the hospital.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the crash happened around 12:14 p.m. local time Thursday on Route 26 just west of Ogallala.

They said a Ford pickup crossed the center line and hit a semi-truck head on.

The driver of that pick up was identified as Chisum Thurston, 26, of Hyannis, who died at the scene.

The driver of the semi, Steven Fletcher, 68, of Nebraska City, was taken to the Ogallala hospital.

Investigators are still looking into what caused the crash.

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