February 10, 2016

Beatrice man dies in one-car accident

Alcohol might have been a factor in a fatal accident this weekend near Clatonia.

The Gage County Sheriff’s Office reports that 59-year-old Bruce Benash of Beatrice lost control of his pick-up about five miles south of Clatonia. The truck struck a bridge structure, rolled and came to rest in the middle of the road. Benash was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials suspect alcohol played a role in the accident, which remains under investigation.

By Doug Kennedy, KWBE

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