Colorado man killed in highway rollover - Scottsbluff Area News, Sports, and Weather

Colorado man killed in highway rollover

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The Nebraska State Patrol says a Colorado man died after an accident about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Nebraska Highway 71 about nine miles north of the Colorado state line. 

The patrol says 71-year-old Jesus Javalera-Chavez, of Colorado Springs, swerved his vehicle to miss an object on the roadway. The vehicle went into a roadside ditch and rolled.

The patrol says Javalera-Chavez died at the scene.

This was the second fatal accident in the panhandle on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, a 38-year-old woman died after she lost control of her sport utility vehicle on a Sheridan County road about a mile east of Rushville. 

She was identified as Joni Lee Twiss, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

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