First Avenue Tree Blocks Truck’s Path After Collision

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City police have identified the driver of a vehicle linked to an accident at First Avenue and Ninth Street on Jan. 31.

Police say 65-year-old Michael Van of Nebraska City was driving his pickup on First Avenue when the truck was hit by a car at the intersection of Ninth Street. The collision forced Van’s pickup to jump the curb, but Van managed to steer away from a retaining wall. He missed a road sign and a mailbox, but the path was too narrow to avoid a tree.

The other vehicle fled the scene, but its license plate was left behind with crash debris. An accident report identifies the other driver of the 2002 Chrysler as 21-year-old Stephen Maybee of Nebraska City.

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