Accident 7-18

NORFOLK - A two vehicle accident North of Norfolk on Highway 81 near Prime Stop Thursday left one dead.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a semi-tractor pulling a fuel tanker attempted to turn left onto the highway when it collided with a delivery truck traveling northbound.

The driver of the delivery truck, 24-year-old Jose Fuentes of Norfolk was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi, 59-year-old David Jensen of rural Norfolk, was not injured in the crash.

The collision also caused approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel to be spilled at the scene and HazMat crews reported to the scene quickly to assist in clean-up.

Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash and the highway was closed for approximately six hours.

The state patrol was assisted on scene by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Norfolk Fire and Rescue, Hadar Fire and Rescue, Hoskins Rescue, Pierce Fire and Rescue, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

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