UTV Accident Claims the Life of North Platte Man
On August 16, 2022, at 9:08 p.m., the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) Accident, near Hodges Road on East Weems Road (northeast of North Platte, NE.). It was reported an adult male was driving the UTV lost control and rolled it just after rounding up loose cattle. The driver was in critical condition at the time of the call.
Deputies and Logan County Rescue arrived and attempted life saving measures on the subject but ultimately, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was identified as sixty-year-old Michael Hiatt of rural North Platte, NE. The cause of the wreck is under investigation, preliminary results reveal Mr. Hiatt may have suffered a medical issue.