North Platte Man Killed In Single Vehicle Accident Near Oconto

Press Release: On April 8, 2022, The Custer County Sheriff’s Office investigated a single-vehicle fatality accident at mile marker 56 on Nebraska Highway 21. The accident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Karl Jones, Jr., age 42, of North Platte NE was driving a 2017 Ford delivery truck southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and went into the ditch. The Ford rolled several times in the ditch and came to rest on its side. Karl was pronounced dead at the scene. Seatbelts were not in use at the time of the accident.

Oconto Fire and Rescue and Trumbull Towing assisted the Sheriff’s Office.