20-year-old Brady Wakefield of O’Neill, the driver of the pick-up, died in the accident. A passenger, 58-year-old Jeff Hoier of Herman, was injured.
According to the accident report, Wakefield was driving west on I-80 Sunday evening about three miles west of Kearney when the tire blew and he lost control of the truck. The pick-up rolled into the median. It came to rest in the eastbound passing lane.