Driver Critically Injured In Crash At Platte River Bridge

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A driver was flown to an Omaha hospital following a rollover crash on I-80 on the Platte River Bridge.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Monday near Ashland. The Nebraska State Patrol says the car was traveling east when it left the roadway, hit a culvert and ended up on its roof.

Rescue crews initially heard the car had fallen into the river, but that was not the case. The vehicle was found in tall grass about 30 feet from the road.

Burlington Northern Sante Fe trains were stopped in the area because the location of the car was unknown and tracks run under the bridge on the west side of the river. Eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed for about 30 minutes so a medical helicopter could land and take the driver Alegent Creighton Medical Center in Omaha.

Medics say the driver's injuries are life-threatening. That victim has not yet been named. The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back with WOWT.com for updates.


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