Southeastern Nebraska Teen Killed in Crash Into Back of Semi

A southeastern Nebraska teenager has died after his pickup crashed into the back of semitrailer stopped at a rural intersection, investigators said. The crash happened late Tuesday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and Road O just northeast of York, killing Kain Verhage, 18, of Fairmont. The York County Sheriff’s Office said Verhage was westbound on the highway when he ran into the back of the semi, destroying the smaller truck and causing its engine compartment to catch fire. Verhage was flown by medical helicopter to a Lincoln hospital, where he died from his injuries. No one else was hurt in the collision, officials said.