12 year old boy dies in northern panhandle accident

RUSHVILLE, Neb. (AP) _ A 12-year-old boy died after a collision on an icy highway near Gordon.

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, about five miles west of Gordon. The office says Melissa Jaggers, of Rushville, lost control of her vehicle on U.S. Highway 20 and slid into the path of an oncoming truck.

National Weather Service records say light snow had been falling in the area since Wednesday night.

Deputy Richard Anderson says Jaggers and her 12-year-old son were taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, where the boy died Thursday evening. Jaggers' 10-year-old daughter was flown to a Denver hospital. The
children's names have not been released.

The truck driver, 32-year-old Ken Costello, was treated at Gordon Memorial
Hospital and released.

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