WOOD RIVER - One person has died following an accident on Interstate 80 early Tuesday morning.

In a Facebook post, the Hall County Sheriff’s office said it responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on the eastbound lane at mile marker 299, just west of the Wood River exit at 1:19 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a black 2005 Ford F-150 in the ditch on the south side of the interstate.

The driver, Brian Gurule, 38, of Kearney, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The sheriff’s office said Gurule was east bound on I-80 when he lost control of his vehicle, went into the ditch and struck a tree.

Gurule was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Next of kin has been notified, the sheriff’s department said.

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