Nebraska agencies share plea after high-speed crash traps trooper inside vehicle

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Multiple Nebraska agencies are sharing a plea from law enforcement to slow down and move over on interstates, following a crash that trapped a trooper.

Kansas Highway Patrol posted images from the wreck, showing a badly mangled patrol vehicle.

This happened Wednesday afternoon along I-70, in Saline County.

Officials say the trooper was alert and conscious after he was freed from the accident, but it could have been much worse.

Both the York County Communications Center and Nuckolls County Sheriff Department have called attention to the post, which says the trooper was assisting a motorist when his vehicle was hit.

KHP says only three feet separate emergency personnel from high-speed traffic and there’s only so much they can do to protect themselves.

That’s why it’s urging everyone to do their part to make sure troopers get home to their loved ones.

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