Norfolk Man Killed in Motorcycle-SUV Accident

NORFOLK - A 29-year-old Norfolk man was killed last night in a motorcycle-SUV accident. Police Captain Michael Bauer says Brandon Blum was eastbound on Omaha Avenue just east of First Street just before 8 last night. He was overtaking a car that then began to merge into the same lane, forcing Blum to drive up on the median. Witnesses report that Blum was separated from his motorcycle at that time, and both Blum and the motorcycle slid into the inside lane for westbound traffic where Blum slid under a westbound Suburban driven by 18-year-old Humberto Costilla of O’Neill.  Blum was pinned beneath the Suburban when officers arrived, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. No injuries were reported to the occupants of the Suburban. The Norfolk Police Advanced Accident Investigation Team continues to investigate the incident.