Lincoln Police blame alcohol in rollover crash on O Street

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — UPDATE: The Lincoln Police Department said alcohol played a role in an early morning crash at 27th and O Streets.

The five occupants of the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, but the area has since opened back up.

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Five people were involved in a single-car crash near 27th and O Streets on Wednesday morning.

The wreck happened around 3:30, with the Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Fire & Rescue quickly arriving on the scene.

We’re told the vehicle was traveling westbound on O Street when it lost control, then veered off the road before crashing into a retainer wall at the Budget Inn Hotel and flipping over.

LPD said a small gas spill was originally a cause for concern but didn’t present any immediate danger.

“Apparently, there was some gas and maybe some smoke from the engine compartment that had officers a little concerned. But LFR got here but quickly and say it was extinguished,” Capt. Max Hubka said.

Two of the vehicle’s five occupants were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

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