Update: I-80 Crash claims life of Lincoln man - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Update: I-80 Crash claims life of Lincoln man

A Lincoln man was killed Friday morning in an accident on eastbound I-80 near the Greenwood interchange.

The Nebraska State Patrol says at around 9 a.m., Coralea and John Rabe were eastbound in their car when they were hit from behind by a semi-trailer truck near mile marker 419 on I-80.  John, 58, who was the passenger in the car, was killed in the crash.  Coralea, 56, was taken to BryanLGH West by helicopter.

The driver of the semi, 58-year-old Cecil Coleman of Iowa, was taken by ambulance to a Lincoln hospital where he was treated and released. 

The stae patrol says the initial crash was followed by a chain reaction crash involving several vehicles.   Eastbound I-80 was closed at the Waverly Interchange for approximately 5 1/2 hours.  Traffic was detoured onto Highway 6.

The accident remains under investigation.


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