McCook woman, 81, killed in vehicle-pedestrian accident

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

McCOOK, Neb. -- Joyce Vernon, 81, was struck and killed by a pickup while walking on a county road near McCook Sunday afternoon.

According to the report, a pickup truck driven by Jacob Carter, 21, McCook was southbound on Road 386 about a half-mile north of McCook, when it struck Vernon, who was walking southbound.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office and McCook Fire and Rescue responded to the accident, at about 4:44 p.m.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the accident with assistance by the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office.

Services for Joyce Vernon, born March 9, 1938, are pending with Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home in McCook.

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