Three fatalities and several injured in Interstate-80 crash Friday

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KEARNEY, Neb. (WOWT)-- Three people were killed and several others were injured in a traffic accident on eastbound Interstate 80 near Gibbon Friday afternoon.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol the accident happened around 3:00 p.m.

The crash involved five passenger vehicles and two semi-tractor/trailers. By 9:00 p.m. the Patrol had confirmed the three fatalities. Those who were injured are expected to recover.

Names were being withheld pending notification of families.

Eastbound traffic on 80 was shut down into the evening and westbound traffic had been halted for about an hour.