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Man making an attempt to retrieve cat from freeway is struck and killed in south-central Nebraska | Omaha State and Regional Information

A person making an attempt to get a cat off a freeway was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday night time south of Holdrege in south-central Nebraska.

About 9:20 p.m., the Nebraska State Patrol was notified of a car-pedestrian crash that had occurred on U.S. Freeway 183 close to the junction with U.S. Freeway 136 in Harlan County, patrol spokesman Cody Thomas mentioned.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Claude Taylor, 63, of Atlanta, Nebraska, had stopped his automobile to retrieve a cat that was on the freeway. When Taylor walked into the southbound lane to get the cat, he was struck by a pickup truck pushed by Jeremy Poindexter, 42, of Tipp Metropolis, Ohio.

Taylor was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The crash stays below investigation.

The crash web site is about 20 miles south of Holdrege. Atlanta is a village 8 miles southwest of Holdrege. 

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