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A Norfolk-based Country singer who was set to headline the Neligh Fall Festival has died in an accident in Thayer County while on tour.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 25-year Abby Uecker of Norfolk died early Sunday after an accident while riding in a UTV at the Thayer County Fairgrounds. Uecker had been performing at the Thayer County Fair with her band, Abby Nicole and County Road the past two days.
The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at approximately 4:20 a.m. Sunday to reports that a woman was injured near the racetracks. Uecker was transported to Thayer County Health Services in Hebron where she later died of her injuries.
The Nebraska State Patrol, Thayer County Sheriff's Office, and the Thayer County Attorney are investigating the accident.