Hastings man killed in crash on Hwy 6

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KEARNEY COUNTY, Neb. - A Hastings man was killed in a crash on Highway 6 in Kearney County.

It happened around 9 a.m. Thursday. Nebraska State Patrol said troopers were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 6 about one mile east of Heartwell. A semi, driven by Luke Brown, 41, of Cozad, was traveling westbound when it struck the rear of a westbound tractor, driven by Michael Duca, 49, of Hastings.

The crash caused the tractor, which was pulling a shredder, to enter the ditch and roll. Duca was taken to CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney where he was pronounced deceased.

Brown was not injured in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.