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Sutherland Boy Killed in Accident While Skateboarding

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The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the death of an 8-year-old Sutherland boy who was struck by a truck while riding on his skateboard.

Authorities say Zachery Tyrell was lying on his stomach on his skateboard and heading west down Locust Street when he was struck by a westbound truck driven by 55-year-old Bruce Rotert, also of Sutherland.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Zachery was transported to Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte where he was pronounced dead.

No citations have been issued.

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