I-80 accident sends Kearney family to the hospital

By: Newsroom

A Kearney family is recovering from an accident that sent their car into a ditch.

The accident on I-80 had traffic backed up for miles Thursday night.  Part of the Interstate was shutdown for a few hours. The crash happened around 4:30 Thursday afternoon in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 396 – that's just east of the Northwest 48th street exit.

The Nebraska State Patrol says a dump truck, in the construction zone, struck the back of a Mazda. The car was pushed off the road and into a ditch, then struck a ravine and flipped. State Patrol Spokeswoman Deb Collins says a family from Kearney was inside that car.

The female driver, 23-year-old Ravin Addy-Cruz was flown to BryanLGH West in critical condition.  Her husband, Edgar, suffered broken ribs, and their daughter, 1-year-old Hazel suffered bumps and bruises.

 The driver of the dump truck was not injured.  No citations have been issued in the accident.