GILTNER- A Nebraska Department of Transportation employee was killed Tuesday while working to keep the public safe.
The incident occurred at 12:30pm on Highway 34, near the Giltner Spur. Officials, including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Roads Department, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation were on scene assisting in clean-up after a spill of corn mash on the roadway. Preliminary investigation shows that during that process, a vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 34, lost control, and struck a member of the NDOT crew. A sheriff’s deputy and others on scene responded immediately. Despite life-saving attempts, the NDOT crew member was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported. The incident is being investigated.