Two People Injured Following Semi Versus Semi Crash

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Two people were transported to the hospital after one semi rear-ended the other.

Just before 4:00 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Fire and Rescue was called to the intersection of S. 70th Street at Hwy 2.

Division Chief Roger Bonin said it appears the second eastbound semi hit the corner of another semi trailer in front of it. The second truck ended up in the south ditch.

According to Bonin, the driver of the second truck was pinned in the wreck and it took nearly 15 minutes to extricate him.

There was a woman in the sleeper portion of the truck and she was also trapped by debris.

Both people were transported to Bryan West Campus with non life-threatening injuries.

There were dogs in the truck too. The animals were taken by Animal Control for safekeeping.

The eastbound lanes were closed while crews extricated the victims. One lane was opened about 30 minutes after the crash and the entire roadway was open after tow trucks were able to get the damaged truck out of the ditch.

Police are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.