Jan 03, 2020 3:17 PM

Man dies after vehicle crashes off Nebraska highway

Posted Jan 03, 2020 3:17 PM

Authorities say a driver died after his vehicle crashed off a state highway in northeast Nebraska.

The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Thursday along Nebraska Highway 35, about 4 miles east of Wayne.

Authorities say the vehicle went out of control and ran off the roadway into a ditch before rolling.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff's office identified him as Richard Leikhus, who lived in rural Wakefield.

The crash is being investigated.