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Nine Semis Involved in Crashes on I-80 Near Aurora

 

February 22, 2019

NEBRASKA STATE PATROL

Eleven vehicles were involved in multiple crashes that occurred Wednesday morning on Interstate 80. nine semis and two passenger vehicles involved in the incidents near mile marker 328. Interstate 80 was closed for eastbound traffic for approximately three hours. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

GRAND ISLAND - Eleven vehicles were involved in multiple crashes that occurred this morning on Interstate 80 between Giltner and Aurora.

At approximately 9:10 a.m., Hamilton County received a 911 call that two semi-tractor/trailers had crashed and jackknifed, blocking eastbound traffic on I-80 near mile marker 328. As troopers and officers were en route to the scene, additional vehicles became involved in a chain reaction crash. The first crash scene involved four semis and one passenger vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee.

After the initial incident, a pair of semis that were traveling together came...



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