I-80 crash sends two to hospital

On Sept. 25, 2020, Fred Axiotes witnessed a three-vehicle crash while driving on I-80 in Lincoln. He pulled over and ran to the crash scene to help.
Published: Sep. 25, 2020 at 3:57 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2020 at 10:09 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Emergency crews responded to a crash on Interstate 80 near the 27th Street exit in Lincoln on Friday afternoon.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the crash involved three vehicles, all westbound. A Chevrolet Impala struck a semi and trailer, then collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer as all three were traveling westbound on I-80 near the 27th street exit.

The two passenger vehicles became stuck between the semi and the center barrier when they came to a stop.

A fire started at the crash scene, but witnesses were able to help make sure all four people involved in the crash got out of vehicles safely.

NSP said two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

I-80 was closed for about two hours, but traffic is back open in both directions.

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