- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - A Mitchell man died in a crash near Scottsbluff over the weekend, authorities in western Nebraska said.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 26 just west of Scottsbluff, killing Joshua Green, 34, of Mitchell, the Scottbluff Star-Herald reported. Investigators said Green had been driving a large sport utility vehicle when he drove onto the shoulder, overcorrected and hit an embankment.

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office said Green had been involved in a confrontation and had reportedly threatened to stab another person before he left the scene in the SUV. Authorities were searching for the SUV when the crash occurred, officials said.

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