WOOD RIVER, NE – A motorcycle rider died following a collision with a car on Monday night, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, the victim was identified as 51-year-old Kent Redwine of Grand Island. The incident happened near the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and South Burwick Road near Wood River at about 9:50 p.m.
Investigators said 22-year-old Grace Williamson of Grand Island was driving a Nissan Altima eastbound on Highway 30 when she tried to pass another vehicle. The Nissan crashed head-on into Redwine’s Indian Challenger motorcycle as he was driving west.
Redwine was taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Williamson and three passengers in her vehicle were treated for minor injuries at Grand Island Regional Medical Center. Williamson was given a ticket for suspicion of careless driving, the sheriff’s office said.
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