Fatality Accident Lake Maloney

On April 13, 2023, at 5:03 p.m. the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a motor vehicle accident on North Lake Road, near the Outlet Camping Area of Lake Maloney. North Platte Fire and Rescue responded, and the lone occupant / driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

An accident reconstructionist from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrived to investigate the incident. Preliminary findings show the vehicle was initially westbound on North Lake Road at a high rate of speed. The driver attempted to negotiate a large ninety-degree corner traveling north. The vehicle left the roadway, the driver overcorrected and slid across the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

The driver was identified as twenty-six-year-old North Platte resident Jeffery Howell. Seat belts were not in use and the investigation into this matter is complete.

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