December 18, 2014

Indianola man dies in crash near Palisade

Authorities have just released the name of the 80-year-old man who was killed in a collision this week on an icy highway.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident occurred a little before 11:40 on Christmas morning, about five miles east of Palisade on U.S. Highway 6.

The Patrol says a westbound car driven by James Sughroue collided with an eastbound pickup that slid across the center line. Sughroue, of Indianola, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife, Leah, was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital In Kearney for treatment.

The pickup driver has been identified as 17-year-old Dawn Pinkal of Palisade. She was taken to a McCook hospital for treatment.

By George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte