Nebraska State Patrol Public Information Officer Deb Collins says an RV caught fire while traveling on Interstate 80 near the Beaver Crossing exit Wednesday afternoon. Officials say both people in the RV died.
Officials say an elderly couple from Florida were traveling eastbound in the RV when it blew a tire. Witnesses say they swerved into a median and the RV caught fire. The RV eventually stopped on the on ramp near the Beaver Crossing exit. Collins said witnesses reported seeing the RV fully engulfed in flames.
Officials say the RV was pulling another vehicle behind it.
Autopsies revealed the man believed to be in his early 80’s and woman believed to be in her late 70’s, both died of carbon monoxide poisoning and burns suffered as a result of the fire.
The motor home was registered to a couple from Naples, Florida. The names of the two individuals killed in the accident will be released once positive identification is made, a process that could take until early next week.