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Two critical after Saturday crash in Cass County

Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 5:37 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Two people are in critical condition after a serious crash from Saturday afternoon in Cass County.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said it happened around 12:40 p.m. at Highway 63 and Mynard Rd., which is just south of the I-80/Hwy 63 interchange. CCSO said a Ford F-150 was eastbound on Mynard road, failed to yield at the intersection with Hwy 63, entered the intersection, and was struck by a southbound semi. CCSO said that driver attempted to avoid hitting the pickup, but did not have sufficient time to react.

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The sheriff’s office said the semi hit the pickup on the driver’s side area. The pickup came to rest in a ditch, while the semi jackknifed and came to rest at the intersection, partially blocking traffic. Two people inside the pickup were transported to an Omaha hospital, one by ground and the other by a medical helicopter.

CCSO said both people are in critical condition. The driver of the semi was taken by a private vehicle to St. Elizabeth’s in Lincoln as a precaution. The sheriff’s office said seatbelt were in use, in addition to alcohol and speed not being to be factors in the crash. Authorities are still investigating the crash.

Cass County Deputies, along with Greenwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Ashland Volunteer Rescue, Cass County Paramedics, and Nebraska State Patrol all responded to the crash scene.

The scene of a semi vs. pickup crash just south of I-80 & Hwy 63, Saturday afternoon.
The scene of a semi vs. pickup crash just south of I-80 & Hwy 63, Saturday afternoon.(Cass County Sheriff's Office)

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