- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials have released the name of an 18-year-old high school student who was killed in a collision near Bennet in southeast Nebraska.

The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. Thursday along Nebraska Highway 2 in Lancaster County. The Sheriff’s Office says a westbound sport utility vehicle ran into the back of a loaded grain truck and erupted into flames.

The SUV driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff’s Office identified her as Dakota Tyson, a senior at Syracuse High School. The driver of the grain truck, Randy Kempkes, of rural Bennet, was taken to a Lincoln hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident is being investigated.



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