Ainsworth man dies, Norfolk man sustains minor injuries in traffic accident near Bassett

BASSETT - An Ainsworth man is dead following a two-vehicle accident near Bassett this (Friday) morning.  The Nebraska State Patrol reports that Cody McCullough, age 26, of Ainsworth died when the east-bound pickup he was driving crossed the center line and collided head-on with a west-bound straight truck.  The driver of the truck, 26-year-old Alexander Thomsen of Norfolk sustained minor injuries and was treated in Bassett.  The accident occurred at around 2:45 Friday morning, about a mile west of Bassett on Highway 20.  State Patrol officials say neither driver was wearing seat belts.