- Associated Press - Friday, January 3, 2020

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) - A driver died after his vehicle crashed off a state highway in northeast Nebraska, authorities said.

The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Thursday along Nebraska Highway 35, about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) east of Wayne. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the pavement into a ditch and then rolled.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office identified him as Richard Leikhus, who lived in rural Wakefield.

The crash is being investigated.

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