Crash near Culbertson kills 1, seriously injures 2 others

CULBERTSON, Neb. (AP) — A Mitchell, Neb., man was killed and two other people were injured when their pickup trucks collided near Culbertson, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

James Cannia, 61, was killed in the crash Tuesday evening on Highway 6 west of Culbertson, the patrol said. He died at the scene.

He was the driver of a truck that collided with a pickup driven by Shanel Barnard, 20, of Wauneta. She and a 17-year-old passenger whose name was not released were taken to Community Hospital in McCook and later flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, The McCook Gazette reported.

Barnard was listed in fair condition Wednesday. The passenger’s condition was not available because her name was not released.

The crash remains under investigation.