(NE)(10-17-2023) NDOT crew member killed while cleaning up spill on roadway in Hamilton County

HAMILTON COUNTY, Neb. (KSNB) - A Nebraska Department of Transportation crew member was killed Tuesday while he was helping clean up a spill on a roadway in Hamilton County, NDOT said.

NDOT said at 12:30 p.m. its crew members, including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Hamilton County Roads Department were on Highway 34, near the Giltner Spur assisting in clean-up after a spill of corn mash.

The preliminary investigation showed that during the clean-up, a GMC Yukon was traveling westbound on Highway 34, lost control, and hit the NDOT crew member, NDOT said.

A sheriff’s deputy and others on scene responded immediately trying to save the worker’s life but he died at the scene.

Identities of those involved are being withheld at this time pending family notification. No other injuries were reported.

The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting a full crash reconstruction investigation.


(NE) 62-year-old man identified as NDOT crew member who died after allegedly being hit by vehicle Updated: 1:35 PM CDT Oct 19, 2023

A 62-year-old man was identified as the Nebraska Department of Transportation crew member who died after allegedly being hit by a vehicle that lost control.

KETV NewsWatch 7 has learned that Dave Schwartz was flagging traffic when he was allegedly struck by the vehicle.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon. A crew was working to clean up a spill on the roadway on Highway 34 near the Giltner Spur.

An initial investigation showed a GMC Yukon heading westbound lost control and hit the NDOT crew member.

NDOT said that despite the life-saving measures that were administered immediately, the crew member was pronounced dead on the scene.

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