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Nebraska teen killed when pickup strikes back of stopped semi

Nebraska teen killed when pickup strikes back of stopped semi

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Fatality accident

The driver of this pickup was flown to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. The pickup crashed into the back of a semitrailer stopped at an intersection just northeast of York.

YORK, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska teenager has died after his pickup crashed into the back of semitrailer stopped at a rural intersection, investigators said.

The crash happened Tuesday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and Road O just northeast of York, killing Kain Verhage, 18, of Fairmont, the York News-Times reported.

The York County Sheriff's Office said Verhage was westbound on the highway when he ran into the back of the semi, destroying the smaller truck and causing its engine compartment to catch fire.

Verhage was flown by medical helicopter to a Lincoln hospital, where he died from his injuries.

No one else was hurt in the crash.

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