1 person killed in two-vehicle crash on Washington Street


The lone occupant of a pickup truck — Dennis Showers, 78, of Missouri Valley, Iowa — died on scene following a two-vehicle accident at 10th and Washington streets Tuesday afternoon.

Blair police, Washington County sheriff's deputies, Nebraska State Patrol and Blair Fire and Rescue responded to the scene around 11:45 a.m.

According to the police report, Showers' pickup truck collided with a semi-tractor trailer driven by Curtis Malone, 30, a driver for M&M Trucking out of Dow City, Iowa. It is not known what caused the accident.

"It appears that both vehicles were eastbound on Washington Street," Capt. Travis Lyon said. "The vehicle rear-ended the semi-truck that was parked at the red light.”

Showers was not wearing a seatbelt. No autopsy will be performed, Lyons said.

Malone was not injured.


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