Update: Names released in Keith County fatal crash
June 9, 12:33 p.m. The Nebraska State Patrol is now able to release the names of two people killed in a crash on I-80 west of Ogallala Thursday evening.
The driver of the Dodge has been identified as Aaron James Davis, 38, of Greeley, Colorado. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota pick-up was Kent T. Brakken, 71, of Cedaredge, Colo. Brakken was transported to Ogallala Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators have determined that seat belts were used in both vehicles. The specific cause of the accident is still under investigation, but medical issues have been ruled out.
June 9, 9:01 a.m. An accident on Interstate 80 west of Ogallala has claimed two lives.
The crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, five miles west of Ogallala, when an eastbound Toyota Tacoma pick-up crossed the median and collided head-on with a westbound Dodge pick-up.
The driver of the Dodge pick-up was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota pick-up was transported to Ogallala Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The names of either driver are not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin.
Westbound lanes of I-80 were closed for approximately 3.5 hours while NSP troopers conducted their investigation.