Semi driver airlifted after rollover on Highway 77

Published: Jun. 1, 2018 at 1:23 PM CDT
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Highway 77 was closed in both directions due to a semi accident Friday afternoon.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's deputies responded to a semi rollover between Firth and Gage roads at about 1:30 p.m.

LSO closed Hwy 77 in both directions due to debris and asked people to avoid the area. All lanes have now fully reopened.

A StarCare helicopter airlifted the driver to the hospital, though the extent of the 65-year-old Beatrice man's injuries is unknown at this time.

The accident spilled soybeans all over the highway.

Authorities said based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the semi blew a tire, pulling the semi into the median. The driver overcorrected and rolled the semi.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Cortland Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene with LSO.

We have a reporter on scene and will continue to update this story as more details are released.