Schuyler Man Dies Following Two Vehicle Accident on HWY 30
COLUMBUS - A 26-year-old Schuyler man died following a two-vehicle accident early Monday morning.
The Platte County Sheriff's office responded to the accident just after 5:00am east of Columbus on Highway 30. The accident had occurred at just west of the Platte/Colfax County line on Highway 30. 26-year-old Francisco Espinoza of Schuyler was traveling towards Columbus and lost control due to ice and snow on the road, cross the center median, and stuck a semi-truck traveling eastbound on the highway.
Platte County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Schuller said that Espinoza was pronounced dead at the scene, the driver of the semi, 64-year-old Leo Richtemeir of Ponca reported only minor cuts and was treated at the scene.
Both drivers were reportedly wearing their seat belts, the accident does remain under investigation by the Platte County Sheriff's office.