The Scottsbluff Fire Department and Nebraska State Patrol responded to a report of a burning truck near at the intersection of East Overland and U.S. 26 shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. NSP Capt. Jamey Balthazor said the driver, identified as Marvin Steele of Bayard, noticed smoke coming from under the vehicle’s hood while traveling eastbound on U.S. 26.
Steele was able to evacuate the vehicle safely before it became engulfed. The vehicle was a total loss.