Wahoo, Neb: 2005 GMC pickup truck lost its control, and a man got killed by the out of control vehicle. Four vehicles collapsed on the Highway 77 bridge just west of town around 6:30 pm on Thursday.
A woman was driving 2005 GMC truck spun twice and hit the cemented barrier of the overpass. A man, identified as Gene Lefler of Bennington, 65-year-old, got out of his vehicle and began walking along the footbridge to check on the other driver. But he got stuck to the GMC pickup truck.
Gene Lefler lost his control and fell 60 feet to the railroad tracks below. He was traveling with his family. Lefler was immediately taken to the nearby Saunders Medical Center. Later, he was transported to a hospital in Lincoln, where he was pronounced dead when admitted.
The incident mentioned above included two more vehicles collided in the icy, chain-reaction pileup. Fortunately, none of the others involved were injured.