StarCare called to accident near Fairbury

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A StarCare helicopter was called to an accident in Jefferson County on Wednesday, after two semi trucks collided near Fairbury.

According to our media partner, News Channel Nebraska, authorities said two semi trucks heading south toward Fairbury on Highway 15 collided.

The semi in front was slowing down to turn west on 721 Road, and the driver of the rear semi was on the phone and was distracted, causing the accident, according to authorities.

A StarCare helicopter was called, and the driver of the rear semi was transported with serious but non-life threatening injuries.