A man and a woman were killed Tuesday in a fatal wreck north of McCook on U.S. Highway 83.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., a 1993 Geo Prizm traveling north on the highway crossed the center line and hit a southbound semi-truck, Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said.

The driver of the Prizm, William Shanahan, 72, of Maywood and passenger, Georgia Connor, 64, of Stratton, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi-truck driver, Brian Els, was not injured.

Thomas said the wreck happened nine miles north of McCook.