NEW: Watertown man killed in Interstate 80 crash in western Nebraska

July 9, 2021
Mike Tanner

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — A Watertown man has died and his wife was hurt in a crash on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska.

The crash happened late Wednesday afternoon just east of Ogallala when a car driven by 72-year-old Judy Kennedy crashed into the back of a U-Haul trailer stopped on the interstate for a vehicle fire ahead of it.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Kennedy’s husband and passenger in the car, 73-year-old William Kennedy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Judy Kennedy was treated and released from an Ogallala hospital.

The patrol says the occupants of the Jeep pulling the trailer that was hit were not injured.