A rural Norfolk man died after the vehicle he was riding in struck two cows and hit a tree.
The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office reports 63-year-old Rodney Zwygart died at the scene. The driver, his 55-year-old wife Marilyn, has been taken to a hospital in Plainview for treatment. Two other passengers have been taken for treatment at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
The sheriff’s office says the accident happened late Sunday evening on U.S. Highway 20, just west of Royal. The accident report says the sports utility vehicle was heading east when it ran into the cows on the roadway. The driver lost control of the SUV, which ran into a ditch and then struck a tree.