Bellwood Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident On Highway 81

COLUMBUS- A 31-year-old man has died after the crash of his motorcycle in Platte County.

The accident occurred Sunday, a little more than 5 miles northwest of Columbus on Highway 81. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office says William Nickels of Bellwood lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown off. He was taken to a Columbus hospital and then flown to a Lincoln hospital where he died Monday.

The Sheriff’s Office suspects Nickels had been drinking.