Heart condition may have been factor in fatal pickup, school van crash
The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a van carrying high school basketball players had a heart condition that may have been a factor in the wreck.
Seventy-year-old Albert Sherbeck, of Ansley, and two Broken Bow High School coaches in the van died last Friday on a highway near Ansley in central Nebraska. Eight players in the van were taken to hospitals.
Custer County Attorney Tami Schendt said Tuesday that an autopsy shows Sherbeck died of multiple blunt force trauma due to the accident, but he had severe cardiovascular disease that may have been a contributing factor in the accident.
Sherbeck's eastbound truck crossed the center line and hit the westbound van. The van's driver, Zane Harvey, and his front-seat passenger, Anthony Blum, were killed.
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