It was a Labor Day weekend marred by tragedy in Nebraska.
Two men died in a single-engine plane crash near the Seward Municipal Airport.
Seward County Sheriff Joe Yocum identified the victims as 58-year-old Jeff Clausen of Lincoln and 56-year-old Mark Pearson of Plymouth. An investigation into the cause of the crash continues. Reports indicate that a pilot and a flight instructor took off from the airport and crashed in a cornfield near St. Gregory the Great Seminary. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the fatal crash.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department reports a young Lincoln man died after being ejected from his pick-up northwest of Lincoln. 22-year-old Dominic Watts was found dead, thrown from his truck which rolled over and caught fire.
A motorcycle fatality in Lincoln is under investigation by police. Lincoln police report that 41-year-old Lance Leapley of Lincoln died in the one-vehicle wreck.
A young bike rider couldn’t stop as a tanker truck made a turn in front of him in Omaha. 26-year-old Samuel Rice went under the truck as it made the turn. He was pronounced dead at the scene.