Norfolk Man Killed In Crash Along Highway 81 Wednesday

MADISON- A Norfolk man has died after a three vehicle accident on Highway 81.

At 4:15 PM Wednesday, a three-vehicle crash occurred near the intersection of Highway and 832 Road between Madison and Norfolk. An SUV, driven by 37-year-old Julio Cesar Hernandez of Madison had stalled and was parked diagonally along Highway 81 in the northbound lane. A second vehicle stopped to offer assistance and a passenger, 61-year-old Roger Beard, of Norfolk, exited the vehicle to offer assistance. As Beard was standing near Hernandez’s vehicle, a third vehicle driven by 24-year-old Jose Lombana, of Norfolk struck the right rear corner of Hernandez’s vehicle which then impacted Beard. Hernandez’s vehicle rolled over pinning Hernandez. Beard was propelled several feet and was killed instantly. Hernandez was transported to a Norfolk hospital while Lombana was life flighted to a Sioux City hospital.

The accident is being investigated.