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Collision proves fatal for Madison man

August 13, 2018 GMT

A 74-year-old Madison resident died Sunday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 81 and Madison’s North Main Street where it intersects with the highway.

According to Deputy Tim Kruid of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Ron Schroeder was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup on North Main Street at about 4:15 p.m. “It appears as though he wanted to go north on Highway 81,” Kruid said.

In doing so, the pickup was struck on the driver’s side by a 2016 GMC Acadia being driven by 75-year-old Loran Naber and with three passengers — Patricia Naber and Milan and Gaye Garder. Their hometowns were not immediately available, but the vehicle they were in was registered in Boone County.

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Kruid said all five individuals were injured and taken to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Schroeder was pronounced dead while at the hospital. Schroeder was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Kruid said.

Kruid said it’s not yet known how fast Naber’s vehicle was traveling. A reconstruction of the scene was completed by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol. The Madison Police Department, Stanton County Sheriff’s Office and Madison Fire and Rescue also assisted at the scene.

Traffic was stopped or held up for about two hours before the accident scene was cleared up, Kruid said.

Services were pending Monday morning for Schroeder at Resseguie Funeral Home of Madison.