AUBURN – The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office reports a fatality accident east of Auburn on Highway 136 Thursday afternoon.

A sheriff’s office press release says a 2001 Ford F350 and trailer, driven by LeRoy Forbes, 53, of Falls City had slowed for slower-moving traffic when the trailer was hit from behind by a Nissan van driven by David Paris, 63, of Green Ridge, Mo.

Both drivers were transported to Nemaha County Hospital, where Paris died as a result of his injuries. Paris was not wearing a seat belt.

Auburn Fire and Rescue and Peru Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.