Off-duty officer dies in eastern Nebraska crash

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — An off-duty Ashland police officer has been killed in a three-vehicle crash between Gretna and Ashland in eastern Nebraska.

Authorities say 58-year-old Daniel Ottis had been an Ashland officer for 10 years.

The crash was reported a little before 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say a pickup headed northeast had stopped to turn left off U.S. Highway 6 when it was stuck from behind by another pickup and was pushed into the path of Ottis' motorcycle, which was headed southwest.

Ottis was pronounced dead at the scene. The two pickup drivers weren't hurt.

The accident is being investigated.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

back to top