Driver Arrested In Merrick County Fatal Accident

Clarks, NE ~~ The driver of a semi involved in a deadly crash in Merrick County on Monday has been arrested for his roll in the accident.  47-year-old James Horton of Roseland was arrested for motor vehicle homicide. 

25-year-old Heather Stroud of Clarks was killed in the accident involving three vehicles that happened around 10:30 a.m. about a mile west of Clarks.  

Merrick County Attorney Lynelle Homolka says Stroud was headed east on Highway 30 when her vehicle was struck from behind by a semi driven by Horton. Homolka says the impact knocked Stroud's vehicle into the westbound lane, where it was struck by an oncoming car, killing Stroud.