NP man thrown from pick-up, killed in northeast Nebraska

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FULLERTON, Neb. (KNOP) - A North Platte man died in an accident on January 4 near Fullerton.

Cody Thomas with the Nebraska State Patrol said 27-year-old Riley Dolan died Friday, around 10:30 p.m. on Pleasant Valley Road.

Dolan was the passenger in a 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup. He was ejected as the driver failed to navigate a curve and lost control. Thomas said speed and alcohol are believed to be a factors in the crash.

The driver is 26-year-old Klinton Knopik, of Cozad. Knopik was taken to the Boone County Health Center. Officials don't know his injuries. Thomas said there is a reconstruction investigation. Thomas said its up to the Nance County Attorney to decide to file charges.

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