Single Vehicle Crash Results In Fatality Of Norfolk Man

BATTLE CREEK – A weekend fatality was reported in northeast Nebraska.

According to a release from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 20, Norfolk dispatch was notified of a vehicle in the ditch just east of 545 Avenue on 834th Road.

The location was southwest of Battle Creek. Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and located a 2002 Nissan Xterra in a creek bed on the south side of the road with heavy damage.

Deputies determined that sometime during the previous night the vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge abutment before becoming airborne. It then struck the opposite side of the creek bed before coming to rest in the creek bed.

The driver of the vehicle was killed during the crash.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was determined to be Albert A. Reeves, age 67, of Norfolk. Next of kin has been notified.

Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor. Seat belts were not in use at the time of the crash.