Update: Lincoln trucker survives fiery fatal crash

Photo Courtesy: Jeff Hohn

The intersection of Nebraska Highway 2 & 67 near Dunbar, in Otoe County has been reopened. The roadway was closed for 12-hours following a fatal crash involving two semi trailer-trucks.

The crash occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m., Wed. March 30, 2011, when a tanker truck headed east on Highway 2, was struck from behind by a second semi. The tanker had slowed to make a right turn onto Highway 67 prior to being hit. The force of the collision caused the second semi to catch fire.

The driver of the second semi was killed in the crash.  The driver's name is being withheld pending forensic identification.

The driver of the tanker truck, Theodore Lowther, 30, Lincoln was treated and released from a Nebraska City hospital.

The Nebraska Hazardous Incident Team (NHIT) responded to assist with a leak in the tanker truck.  The tanker was hauling between 8,000-8,500 gallons of gasoline when the crash occurred.

The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Otoe County Sheriff's Office, Otoe County Emergency management, Otoe County Attorney and Fire and Rescue Squads from Dunbar, Nebraska City and Syracuse.    Photo Courtesy:  NCNewsPress.com