NSP: 8 children injured in Humphrey crash; 1 flown to Omaha hospital
Authorities said several people were injured in a crash Tuesday morning in Humphrey.
The Nebraska State Patrol said nine people, including eight children were injured in the crash at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 91.
NSP said a semi-tractor/trailer pulled out in front of a van. Moments after the crash, a trooper came across the scene before it had been reported and immediately began assisting the large number of injured people, including the eight children.
The driver of the van, Amy Jackson, 35, of Columbus, and her eight children, ranging from 2-years-old to 15-years-old were all wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, the patrol said. One child, an eight-year-old, was transported by helicopter to Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha with non-life-threatening injuries. Jackson and the remaining seven children were transported to Columbus Community Hospital, all with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the semi, Duane Seamann, 65, of Spalding, was not injured in the crash.
The accident remain under investigation.