Motorcyclist Killed After Semi Crosses Center Line

DAVID CITY – A 26 year old man was killed on Thursday after being hit by a semi, while riding his motorcycle.

Butler County Sheriff Marcus Siebken says at roughly 7:17 am, his office was dispatched to the fatality accident on Highway 81 and 32 road. A motorcycle, driven by Arez Karim, 26, of Lincoln, was northbound on 81, when he was struck by a semi that crossed the center line and was driven southbound by Jeremy Root, 30, of Hastings, says Siebken.

The semi struck the motorcycle head on and weather is suspected to be a factor says Siebken.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Polk County Sherrif’s department and Nebraska State Patrol, all responded to the scene. Alcohol is not considered a factor says Siebken.


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