Motorcycle crash claims the life of Bayard man

BAYARD - A Bayard man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving on Highway 71 crossed the median and collided with a pickup Friday morning.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Louis Schiavone, 69, was driving northbound a mile south of the Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 92 interchange when the accident occurred at 7:10 a.m. He cut across the median into the southbound lanes and hit the pickup, driven by Robin Neal, 51, of Scottsbluff.

No other injuries were reported.