Five killed after series of crashes on I-80

Five killed after series of crashes on I-80

A group of travelers, all from Clinton, Iowa, were killed Sunday in a crash on Interstate 80 west of Lincoln, Seward County Sheriff Joe Yocum said Monday in a news release.

The series of crashes began around 7:30 a.m. near the Milford Exit when a westbound vehicle carrying five people overcorrected after hitting rumble strips on the shoulder of I-80, crossing into the median and then colliding with and eastbound auto, according to York News Times.

A front-seat passenger in the Equinox, Susan Selser, 49, was killed due to blunt-force trauma, the Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

Both drivers, including the 76-year-old driver of the eastbound vehicle, were flown to Bryan West Campus for treatment of life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

The 14 rural Interstate fatalities this year is the highest number recorded since an equal number of deaths was recorded in 2005 for the same time period, said Fred Zwonechek, administrator of the Nebraska Highway Safety Office.

Other crashes were reported at mile marker 378, near Seward, and mile marker 367 near Utica.

Interstate 80 eastbound traffic was diverted at the Seward Exit (379) for several hours.

Numerous fire and rescue departments were called to these scenes. On I-80, there are cable barriers in the median from Adair in western Iowa all the way to the state's eastern border, with shorter stretches of concrete barriers in urban areas.

Lines grow at polling booths for Malaysia vote
Credited with transforming the Southeast Asian backwater into a modern economy, Mahathir's authoritarian rule was also stifling. A record 2,333 candidates have filed nomination papers to contest 222 parliamentary and 505 assembly seats in 12 states.

According to Nebraska State Patrol, one person was killed in the four vehicle crash.

One semitrailer truck caught fire, and the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter landed on the interstate to assist.

Abdiaziz Jama, 33, of Columbus, Ohio was killed when the semi he was driving failed to slow down and rear ended another semi, causing a chain reaction that included a third semi and a 2013 Dodge Ram truck.

His passenger, 30 year old Mohamed Apdullahi, was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Investigators believe Jama may have been texting at the time of the crash.

Selser-Smith and the driver of the other auto, identified as 75-year-old Anna Richert of Gresham, were both taken to Bryan West Campus with life-threatening injuries.

The third crash happened when an SUV failed to observe that traffic had slowed and rear ended another semi.

The semi driver was uninjured.

Related News:

Most liked

How major U.S. stock indexes fared Tuesday
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan put on 0.2 per cent, while Chinese blue chips rose 1.2 per cent. An index that tracks the USA dollar against a basket of leading currencies climbed to 92.974, its highest since December.

Zinedine Zidane feeling very smug about his Ronaldo update
It was Barca's thumping 5-0 win over Ronaldo's Madrid in 2010 that really suggested that Pep had the Indian sign over CR7, though. Salah has taken Liverpool by storm since joining from Roma for around £37m last summer, scoring 43 goals in 50 appearances.

Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Spanish drama 'Everybody Knows'
Blanchett, who called their plight "a awful situation" was asked it that would alter the way their films are judged. Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz star in the Spanish-language family drama by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

Maruti Suzuki launches Vitara Brezza automatic, price starts at Rs8.54 lakh
Ever since the launch of Nexon, Tata has registered a healthy sales of 4,500 units a month. The petrol AMT is priced at Rs. 9.41 lakh while the diesel AMT is priced at Rs. 10.3 lakh.

Murder suspect found hiding in closet
Police said they found 28-year-old Mirzo Atadzhanov, of Brooklyn, hiding inside a closet during their response Monday evening. Officials with The New School said in a statement Tuesday they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of Safran's death.

Capcom is Releasing Two Major Games in the Next 10 Months
A couple of months ago, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter: World was the highest selling game in the company's history. With little to no competition from major titles, it dominated the games industry for a few months.

Google launches Google Photos partner program
This means that going forward, Google Photo will automatically spot if a photo is too dark, or if its colours need to be adjusted. But the feature that got the loudest cheers at the Google I/O was converting documents into PDF files automatically.

SoftBank confirms Walmart-Flipkart deal
Walmart's chief executive Doug Mcmillon , who is in India , is expected to make the announcement, reported the financial daily. The Flipkart investment could be Walmart's biggest deal in nearly two decades and strike a blow against rival Amazon .com Inc.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 revealed
Aston chief creative officer Marek Reichman said: "This is precisely why we created our "Q by Aston Martin - Commission" service". Like the 90s classic, the V600 sports a re-imagined side-strake and a bulging bonnet, along with a big darkened grille up front.

Ronaldo to undergo tests on his ankle injury, confirms Zidane
He'll be eager to shake off a potential ankle injury suffered against Barcelona on Sunday night ahead of the final in Kiev later this month.

A potential new cure could treat balness 'in days'
Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss, which experts say can be extremely distressing for men. Half of British men can expect to lose their hair by the time they turn 50, with hair loss largely in their genes.

Quake Champions Will Add Bots
It's been a feature request that's been on the docket for a really long time [and] for a good reason, a good cause. Keep in mind that during this period the bots will only be available in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Instagib.

Ingles off target as Rockets thrash Jazz
He connected on 85.8 percent of his attempts in the regular season, so if you foul the man, he's probably going to knock 'em down. Mitchell , Joe Ingles , and Crowder combined to go just 5-of-21 from downtown in Game 4 , which obviously won't cut it.

Wolves assistant coach resigns in wake of workplace misconduct allegations
Brunson also played in the National Basketball Association for nine years, including stops in NY and Houston. The Timberwolves finished the regular season with a 47-35 record, good for the No. 8 seed in the playoffs.

Funds to address critical shortfalls in Navy will be provided: Nirmala Sitharaman
She highlighted the Indian Navy's responses to numerous crisis situations around the IOR in the last few months, including the heavy rains and flooding in Sri Lanka and post Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh and Myanmar, as well as Cyclone Ockhi in November.