Pierce, NE~~Authorities say a West Point man has died in a two-vehicle accident in Pierce County.
The Pierce County Sheriff says the accident that killed 66-year-old Eldon Kassebaum happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 13 just south of Pierce. The Sheriff says Kassebaum’s semi hit the back end of a pickup that was attempting to turn west. The driver of the pickup 16-year-old Chancey White of Pierce and a passenger were not injured.
Kassebaum’s semi was hauling more than 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The accident caused the tanker to leak fuel that shut down the highway for several hours. Fire crews were able to stop the leak.