NSP Releases Names in Double-Fatality Crash Near Angora

NSP Releases Names in Double-Fatality Crash Near Angora

June 15, 2022
Scottsbluff, NEB.

The Nebraska State Patrol can now identify the two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Angora on Highway 385. The driver of the other vehicle has been arrested for motor vehicle homicide.

The crash occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. MT Tuesday. Preliminary investigation shows that a southbound dump truck was attempting enter a construction site on Highway 385, when the driver failed the yield the right of way to a northbound Ford F-350. The dump truck entered the northbound lane causing a collision with the F-350. The dump truck was loaded with wet cement at the time of the crash.

The driver and rear-seat passenger of the F-350 were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver has been identified as Charles Dueker, 79, and the rear-seat passenger has been identified as Linda Dueker, 78. The Duekers’ son, Bruce Dueker, 56, was the front-seat passenger in the pickup. He has been treated and released from the hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries. All three are from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The driver of the dump truck, Aldo Hernandez-Meza, 31, of Mexico, was transported to Morrill County Hospital for minor injuries. Once released from the hospital, he was arrested for motor vehicle homicide and failure to yield the right of way. He has been lodged in Morrill County Jail.

The crash remains under investigation. The Morrill County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.