Funeral for State Trooper who died in crash will be Thursday

June 22, 2019 GMT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The funeral for a Nebraska state trooper who died in a crash will be held Thursday in Scottsbluff.

The Nebraska State Patrol said that 51-year-old Trooper Jerry Smith died Thursday morning in a crash on Highway 26 in western Nebraska that also killed a 28-year-old man.

The funeral services for Smith will be held in Western Nebraska Community College’s gym at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Smith joined the patrol at age 47 after a lengthy military career that included being awarded a Bronze Star Medal. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.