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Two killed in crash on Highway 83 near North Platte

Two killed in crash on Highway 83 near North Platte
The Nebraska State Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 83 near North Platte on Tuesday. KNOP-TV

LINCOLN COUNTY, Neb. (KNOP) – Nebraska State Patrol and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatality crash on Highway 83 on Tuesday.

The Lincoln County 911 Center received a call at 6:49 p.m. of a head on collision at mile marker 93 on U.S. Highway 83, around seven miles north of North Platte. It was reported a passenger vehicle and semi-truck had hit head-on and the vehicles were on fire.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies, Nebraska State Patrol and North Platte Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene. Deputies discovered the two male subjects in the passenger vehicle were deceased. The driver of the semi-truck had minor injuries. The names of the occupants are held pending notification of family members.

According to officials, the investigation on scene showed the semi-truck was southbound on Highway 83 and the passenger vehicle was northbound. The passenger vehicle drove into the southbound lane, driving straight at the semi-truck. The semi-driver took evasive action breaking and swerving into the northbound lane but could not avoid the collision.

The investigation is ongoing. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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