Eight Hurt in Western Nebraska Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say alcohol is suspected in a crash that sent eight people to the hospital in western Nebraska.

KSID says accident happened early Sunday on a maintenance road near Sidney. The Nebraska State Patrol says eight people were in a pickup, which crashed after it went across a ditch and hit an embankment.

The patrol says no one was wearing a seatbelt.

Four people were taken a hospital in Sidney. There's no word on their condition. Four others were taken to a hospital in Scottsbluff. KNEB radio says they were listed in stable condition on Monday.

The accident happened just after 1 a.m. The truck was totaled. A message to the patrol Monday afternoon was not returned.

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