One killed, one injured in Highway 385 accident

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ALLIANCE, Neb. The Nebraska State Patrol responds to an accident on Highway 385 near Mile Marker 111 around 6:00pm Monday.

According to NSP, a northbound Buick Lucerne, driven by 68 year old Bruce Engel of Hemingford, crossed the centerline on Highway 385 and collided head on with a Chevrolet pickup, driven by 21 year old Levi Clouse of Hemingford.

Engel was pronounced deceased on scene while Clouse was injured and transported by EMS to Box Butte General Hospital and then later to Regional West Medical Center.

Highway 385 was shut down for about five hours.

Preliminary investigation shows that seat belts were not in use in either vehicle.