Sheriff’s Office Reports One Fatality In Traffic Accident

WAYNE – Two days into the new year and a fatal traffic accident has taken the life of a northeast Nebraskan.

According to a release from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday a traffic accident was being investigated four miles east of Wayne on Hwy 35.

The driver, Richard Liekhus of rural Wakefield, lost control of the vehicle he was driving, entered the south ditch and rolled. Liekhus was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department, Providence Medical Center and Hasemann Funeral Home. The accident remains under investigation.