Man trapped after flipping vehicle into creek east of Lincoln, sheriff’s office says

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – An Eagle man was trapped after he flipped his vehicle into a creek east of Lincoln on Thursday, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash happened around 8:20 a.m. near the intersection of 134th and O Streets.

Chief Deputy Ben Houchin said the 76-year-old man was pinned in his vehicle after it rolled over into a nearby creek.

The man spent about 20 minutes in the water before he was able to get himself out of the car, according to Houchin.

He was then taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated for hypothermia and a back injury.

Houchin said he thinks road conditions played a part in the crash.

East O Street has since been reopened.

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