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Motorcycle Rider Killed in Sarpy County Crash

(Ashland, Neb.)- A three vehicle crash on Highway 6 between Ashland and Gretna Tuesday night claimed the life of a 58 year old Ashland man.

The crash happened around 5:45, Tuesday, August 7, near the intersection of Highway 6 and South 234Street in Sarpy County.  An eastbound pickup driven by Michael Tasler, 59, Gretna was stopped to make a left hand turn when it was struck from behind by an eastbound pickup driven by Shawn Stryker (M), 23, Ashland.  The force of the collision pushed Tasler’s pickup into the westbound lane where it collided with a westbound motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, Daniel L. Ottis, 58, Ashland died at the scene of the crash. Ottis was wearing a helmet. Both pickup drivers were wearing seat belts, neither driver was injured.

The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office. The crash closed a portion of Highway 6 for approximately 5 hours. The investigation into the crash continues. 

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