Death on I80 near Cozad

Deputies with the Dawson County Sheriffs Office cover the vehicle at the scene.

NORTH PLATTE — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon on Interstate 80 near Cozad.

At approximately 3:15 p.m., troopers responded to mile marker 223, where a female was found on the side of the road with a pickup and a trailer. A deceased male was found in the passenger seat of the pickup. Two children were also located in the vehicle and are safe.

There is no threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing. Interstate 80 is now open in both directions of travel in the area.

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