Authorities Identify Driver In Flood Detour Fatality

NEBRASKA CITY — Local authorities say the body of a man killed in a Highway 75 accident late Wednesday night has not been positively identified, but the Associated Press is reporting this afternoon that the crash victim is the owner of a  vehicle dealership in Lincoln.

He’s been identified 47-year-old Eric Bigler, who owned Bigler Motors.

The Associated Press report says Bigler was driving a pickup that collided with a truck and semi-trailer. Both vehicles caught fire and caused grass fires on both sides of the highway.

The driver of the truck was injured, but escaped the flames.

The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office says the accident investigation is not complete.

Eric David Bigler