Jan 13, 2020 8:20 PM

Car driver dies after collision with city snow machine

Posted Jan 13, 2020 8:20 PM

Authorities say a driver died after his car collided with city snow removal machine in Beatrice.

First responders were dispatched just after 2 a.m. Sunday on a report that the driver was pinned inside the wreckage of his car.

The city machine was removing ridged snow from the center of a street.

The car driver died at Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center about an hour after the accident.

Authorities identified him as 34-year-old Jeremy Lopez, who lived in Beatrice.

The city machine operator wasn't injured.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the collision.

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The mother of a Nebraska teenager killed when a stolen vehicle crashed during a police chase is seeking $1 million each from Lincoln police and Lancaster County.

Brandy Yost filed claims last month that said the officers involved in the December 2018 chase on Interstate 80 should have known the driver was inexperienced and that there were no pressing reasons to continue the pursuit.

Her 14-year-old son, Zayne Yost, of Lincoln, died. County officials have declined to comment.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports the driver, now 16, is trying to have his case remain in juvenile court. He's pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.