Sep 10, 2019 3:26 PM

SUV driver killed in collision with semi hauling bricks

Posted Sep 10, 2019 3:26 PM

JANSEN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was killed in a collision between a semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle.

The crash occurred just after 5:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 136, about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) east of Fairbury. Station KWBE reports that witnesses say the eastbound SUV swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the truck, which was hauling several pallets of bricks on a trailer.

The SUV driver was pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear whether the truck driver was injured.

The names of those involved haven't been released.

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Nebraska district court to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawsuit that seeks to speed up the expansion of Medicaid in Nebraska will go before a district court judge before the state's highest court agrees to hear the case.

The group Nebraska Appleseed announced Monday that the Nebraska Supreme Court has declined its request to review the lawsuit right away.

Nebraska Appleseed is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to try to force the agency to expand coverage by Nov. 17 so that eligible people can get medical attention sooner.

The department has announced plans to implement coverage by October 2020. Department officials say they need a longer timeline to adequately prepare for the expansion, which voters approved via a ballot measure in November.