Aug 15, 2019 2:30 AM

Officials ID motorcyclist killed in Sarpy County crash

Posted Aug 15, 2019 2:30 AM

LA PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nebraska have identified a motorcyclist killed in a four-vehicle crash in Sarpy County.


The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75, a few hundred yards south of U.S. Highway 34, killing 47-year-old Jody Emmert, of Bellevue. Investigators say Emmert was operating a motorcycle that hit a minivan, which triggered a secondary crash between a work van and a pickup truck that were trailing the motorcycle and minivan.


The sheriff's office says Emmert died at the scene. The driver and passengers in the pickup were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The work van and minivan drivers were taken to a hospital as precautions.

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Lincoln officials working on rules for rental scooters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are working on rules that would help keep riders and others safe when battery-powered rental scooters show up in the capital city.


Scooter-sharing companies have expressed interest in coming to Lincoln, but city-county planning director David Cary won't say which companies.


Cary says the Omaha's experience with the scooters' six-month pilot program may provide good guidance for Lincoln officials.


In Omaha the scooters can't be used on sidewalks, and users must follow all rules of the road when driving them. The scooters' speed is limited to

35 mph.


The companies are required to collect and charge the scooters each night for redistribution the next day.