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UPDATEd AUG. 12:

One person has died in a two-vehicle accident around noon Aug. 8.

Dispatchers received a report of a truck that had smashed into the rear end of a semi near mile marker 384 in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.

According to the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, the preliminary investigation shows that a Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a camper was traveling westbound on I-80 when it failed to yield to a semi-truck slowing in front of it. The pickup driver, Richard Schulmeister, 67, of Milan, Illinois, was pronounced dead.

The semi driver, Mark Bynog, Sr., 44, of Denver, Colorado, was transported by Milford Rescue via ambulance to Bryan Health West Campus and later released.

Traffic was slowed down to one lane from a construction zone at the time of the accident. The drivers were the sole occupants of both vehicles.

The accident was investigated by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office. Nebraska State Patrol and the Milford and Pleasant Dale volunteer fire and rescue departments also responded.

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UPDATED 5:11 p.m. Aug. 8:

One person has died in a two-vehicle accident around noon Aug. 8.

Dispatchers received a report of a truck that had smashed into the rear end of a semi near mile marker 384 in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.

According to the Seward County Sheriff's Office, the preliminary investigation shows that a Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling a camper was traveling westbound on I-80 when it failed to yield to a semi-truck slowing in front of it.

Traffic was slowed down to one lane from a construction zone. The drivers were the sole occupants of both vehicles.

The accident resulted in one fatality, the pickup driver, and is being investigated by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office. Nebraska State Patrol and the Milford and Pleasant Dale volunteer fire and rescue departments also responded.

Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

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