Driver Killed In Crash Involving Three Semis Identified

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

One driver was killed in a crash involving three semis on Interstate 80 in southeast Nebraska Thursday afternoon.

The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident occurred just before 5 p.m. west of the Seward exit where two eastbound trucks had stopped because of construction, but a third big rig coming up from behind didn't stop in time and rammed the rear of one, which ran into the rear of the other truck.

The patrol says the driver of the truck that didn't stop, 28-year-old Marcus Lathon of Chesapeake, Virginia, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 34-year-old Kwasi Obeng-Benne of El Paso, Texas, was taken by medical helicopter to Bryan West in Lincoln with serious injuries.

One of the other truck drivers was taken to Memorial Hospital in Seward, treated for minor injuries and released. The remaining driver wasn't hurt. Their names have not been released.

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