OGALLALA, NE — Authorities say one person is dead after a car accident in western Nebraska.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident happened on Interstate 80 in Keith County Wednesday evening. Authorities say a Jeep hauling a U-haul trailer was stopped on the interstate due to slowing traffic from a trailer fire.

A car then hit the Jeep from behind.

73-year-old William Kennedy of South Dakota was pronounced dead at the scene. 72-year-old Judy Kennedy was taken to Ogallala Community Hospital.