St. Paul Man Killed in Howard County Crash


A Saint Paul man is dead after a crash north of Cotesfield Friday night.

According to the Howard County Sheriff's Office, Donald Kozeal, 47, was driving south on Highway 11 when his van was hit by a northbound semi that crossed the center line.

Kozeal was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The semi driver, 25–year–old Cody Stevens, of Ord, has been referred to the Howard County attorney for possible charges.

Officials said the highway was extremely icy at the time of the crash.

The Nebraska State Patrol is aiding in the crash investigation.