3 people dead in I-80 truck collision, Nebraska patrol says

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News



Authorities say three people died after two semitrailers collided on Interstate 80 near Hershey in western Nebraska.

The accident occurred just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Nebraska State Patrol says an eastbound semi hauling lettuce crossed the median and struck a westbound truck carrying cars. Both trucks erupted in flames. A car that became involved sustained minor damage.        

Traffic was rerouted onto U.S. Highway 30.

The patrol says two people in one truck and one in the other truck were killed. Their names haven’t been released. None of the car’s occupants was injured.