COZAD, Neb. KNOP-TV A portion of Interstate 80 was closed to traffic Wednesday afternoon after a man was found dead in the passenger seat of a pickup truck.

It happened at 3:15 p.m. just one mile east of Cozad.

The Nebraska State Patrol says they found a woman on the side of the road next to the flatbed truck. Two children were also found safe inside.

Eastbound traffic was rerouted onto Highway 30 at the Cozad exit, mile marker 222.

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Cozad Fire and Rescue and the Cozad Police Department responded.

No further details were provided.

The investigation is ongoing.