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Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press

OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 45-year-old Edward Hood of Sheridan was arrested after the Saturday afternoon crash.

Authorities say Hood's vehicle crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 26 and struck another vehicle about five miles west of Oshkosh.

The driver of the other vehicle, 62-year-old Terry Hofer of Ogallala, died. Her passenger, 62-year-old Claudia Weinbender of Dix, was hospitalized in Scottsbluff with life-threatening injuries.

Hood is suspected of driving under the influence. He is also accused of failing to appear for a court hearing in Florida on a similar charge.

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