North Carolina man killed in rural Butler crash

July 19, 2018

A 57-year-old North Carolina man was killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning at an unmarked rural intersection three miles northeast of Octavia.

Butler County Sheriff Marcus Siebken reported driver William Reye died at the scene of the 6:49 a.m. crash. Driver Tyler Papa, 28, of Linwood, suffered minor injuries.

Weather, the accident occurred amid heavy fog, was a factor in the collision, Siebken said on Monday.

Saturday’s fatal crash was the county’s second in a couple of month. A local high school girl was killed in a May 24 crash.

The sheriff’s office, Butler County Rescue and Nebraska State Patrol responded.