- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Neb. (AP) - A 41-year-old Norfolk man has died after his pickup rammed a tree in northeast Nebraska.

Madison County authorities say deputies and paramedics were dispatched around 6:30 p.m. Monday to the accident site near Yellowbanks Wildlife Management Area, about three miles northwest of Battle Creek.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Prather (PRAY’-thur) says Kevin Haase was pronounced dead at the scene. Haase’s truck was moving at a high rate of speed when it hit the tree.

The accident is being investigated.

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