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Motor Vehicle Fatality Accident

Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Case # 201702025

DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

INCIDENT: Motor vehicle fatality.


The Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatality motor vehicle accident on February 7, 2017, at 8:39 A.M. The accident occurred on State Recreational Highway 44B,

approximately 3 miles southwest of Trenton, Nebraska. A westbound 2006 GMC pickup, driven by 56-year-old Jose Rodriquez Jr., of Armadillo, Texas, left the roadway, and rolled.

A passenger in the vehicle, Dustin K, Diehl of Kansas was injured and was transported to the McCook Community Hospital by the Trenton Ambulance. The driver Rodriquez died

from his injuries at the scene. Assisting the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska State Patrol Air-Wing and Nebraska Conservation

Officers from the Southwest Nebraska area.


D. Bryan Leggott

Hitchcock County Sheriff

P O Box 306 Trenton, Nebraska 69044


Phone: 308-334-5444