Illinois Man Fatally Injured in Nebraska Collision


MACY, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities say an Illinois man has been fatally injured and an Omaha man hurt in a northeast Nebraska collision.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( that the accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 75 near Macy.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 62-year-old Robert Meiron, of Springfield, Ill., was driving south when his car crossed the center line and ran into a sport utility vehicle driven by 35-year-old Gary Collins, of Omaha.

The patrol says Meiron was pronounced dead later at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, and that Collins was taken to Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa, for treatment. The patrol says Collins suffered a rib injury and was in stable condition.

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