Aurora Man Killed in Accident Near Axtell


Update 1:30 p.m.

The following is a press release from the Kearney County Sheriff's Department:

At 07:37 a.m. on the 12th of December 2008 the Kearney County Sheriff's Office received a call of a two vehicle accident with injury at the intersection of Highways 6 and 34 and 44, 2 miles east of Axtell, NE.

A southbound 2002 Ford Taurus driven by Leland A. Cyr, 51, of Aurora, NE., was struck while attempting to cross Highway 6 and 34 by a westbound Kenworth driven by Kevin C. Kober, 33, of Roseland, NE.

Leland Cyr was pronounced dead at the scene. Kevin Kober was not injured.

The accident is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol. The Kearney County Sheriff's Office, Kearney County Attorney, Axtell Fire Department, Minden Police Department and the Nebraska Department of Roads all provided assistance with the investigation.

8:00 a.m.

An accident at the intersection of Highways 6 and 34 and Highway 44 backed up morning
commuters Friday.
Few details are known at this time.
The accident involved a station wagon and a semi.
We will bring you details as they become available.