Deadly motorcycle accident in western Douglas County

Two motorcycle accidents in eastern Nebraska Tuesday claim one life and leave one driver in critical condition. The first happened around 1:00 pm along Old Highway 275 and Highway 36 north of Valley. Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Kelly says the motorcyclist and driver of a grain truck were going in opposite directions. The two collided when the grain truck was making a turn. The motorcyclist is identified as 41 year old Howard Riggs of Ames, Nebraska.
At 3:30, another motorcyclist collided with a semi at 108th and Bennington Road in Douglas County. The motorcyclist was air lifted to a hospital with critical injuries. Details and names in that accident have not been released.