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(Neb)-Rollover Crash Kills Lyman Man

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/09/2017 11:50 PM
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - A 32 year-old Lyman man whose name has not been released died Thursday as a result of a single vehicle rollover accident in rural Scotts Bluff County.

        Sheriff Mark Overman says deputies responded to a call of an emotionally-disturbed family member with a firearm in the Lyman area, then a second call from the man's family saying shots had been fired and that he'd left the home in his pickup with another family member following him.

          The family member relayed his location to authorities, but before deputies or Nebraska State Troopers could arrive they received a report of a one-vehicle rollover. When they reached the accident, they found the pickup had apparently rolled several times, ending upside down.

       Sheriff Overman says the family member and a rural mail carrier were at the scene when law enforcement arrived. The Lyman VFD used extrication equipment to remove the man from the truck and begin CPR. He was flown to Regional West Medical Center by Airlink helicopter ambulance, but died later at the hospital.

      The mail carrier told officers he met the pickup at the crest of a hill and that is was in the middle of the road and traveling at a high rate of speed.  He said he was afraid the truck would crash as it swerved to miss him, and by the time he turned around and went back of the hill, it had rolled and he called 911.


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