The Latest: Man dies in crash on icy road in Nebraska

The Latest: Man dies in crash on icy road in Nebraska
Grass is bent by the wind during the first snowfall of the winter season on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Meade County, S.D. A powerful winterlike storm moving through the Great Plains was closing schools and causing travel headaches in several states, authorities said Thursday. (Adam Fondren/Rapid City Journal via AP)

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska say a Scottsbluff man has died in a crash on an icy highway near the border of Dawes County and Sheridan County.

Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that 20-year-old Adam Hawk had been traveling on U.S. Highway 20 around 10 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll. Hawk died in the crash just east of Chadron.

Two passengers in Hawk’s vehicle also were injured; one was flown to a Scottsbluff hospital while the other was taken there by ambulance.

About 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of snow fell in the Chadron area Thursday as a powerful winterlike storm moving through the Great Plains.