Arnold man killed in car vs. semi crash near Merna

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 12:47 PM CDT
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MERNA, Neb. (NCN) - A car vs. semi collision has claimed the life of a central Nebraska man.

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident on Highway 92, two miles west of Merna, just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff Dan Osmond said 39-year-old Nathan Rosentrater, of Arnold, was driving west when his car crossed the center line and hit the front driver’s side of a semi.

Osmond said both drivers were transported by ambulance to a Broken Bow hospital. Rosentrater was pronounced dead at the hospital. The semi driver was treated and released. The sheriff said Rosentrater was not wearing a seat belt.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Merna Fire and Rescue, Broken Bow Fire and Rescue, Hunters Towing, and Trumbull Towing all assisted with the accident.