UPDATE: NSP confirms witnesses help people escape I-80 fiery crash on Friday

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UPDATE: Nebraska State Patrol sent Channel 8 more information about a Friday afternoon crash that involved three vehicles on I-80.

“The crash involved three vehicles, all westbound,” says Cody Thomas, NSP public relations director.  “A Chevrolet Impala struck a semi and trailer, then collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer as all three were traveling westbound on I-80 near the 27th street exit. The two passenger vehicles became stuck between the semi and the center barrier when they came to a stop.

He adds, “A fire started at the crash scene, but witnesses were able to help make sure all four people involved in the crash got out of vehicles safely. No life-threatening injuries are reported. I-80 was closed for about two hours.”

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Emergency crews responded Friday afternoon to a fiery crash on Interstate 80 in Lincoln.

The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. near the 27th St. exit.

Lincoln Fire & Rescue told Channel 8 Eyewitness News a semi truck and three other vehicles were involved.

The Nebraska State Patrol said two people were transported to Bryan West with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department responded to the scene to try and prevent leaking fuel from entering a nearby waterway.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The scene was cleared late Friday night.

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