September 2, 2014

Ashland cop killed in three-vehicle crash

A policeman from eastern Nebraska was killed in a traffic accident last night.

Authorities say Ashland Police Officer Daniel Ottis was riding his motorcycle on Highway 6 between Gretna and Ashland about 5:45 PM.

Investigators say two pickup trucks collided on the opposite side of the road and one was pushed into Ottis’ path.

Ottis was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 58 years old and had been on the Ashland force for a decade.

Neither truck driver was hurt. There’s no word yet on charges. The state patrol is investigating the crash.