Semi driver air-lifted to hospital after crash

Published: Jun. 1, 2018 at 2:06 PM CDT
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Highway 77 was shut down southbound from Firth Road to Gage Road as authorities in Lancaster County responded to a semi accident Friday afternoon.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office reported debris in the road.

A medical helicopter air-lifted the driver to the hospital, though the condition of the 65-year-old Beatrice man was not immediately known.

The accident spilled soybeans all over the highway.

Authorities said based on the preliminary investigation, it appears the semi blew a tire, pulling the semi into the median. The driver overcorrected and rolled the semi.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Cortland Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene with LSO.