An accident in rural Douglas County fatally injures one person and critically injures another after a car struck a semi-trailer early Friday afternoon. The accident occurred at around 12:30 near an intersection northwest of Gretna and the Elkhorn River at 240th and West Center Road, when the car pulled into the path of the semi after being stopped at a stop sign. After the crash, two people were trapped inside of the vehicle with medical helicopters dispatched to the scene.
One person was airlifted to the Nebraska Medical Center with critical injuries, while the other occupant was declared deceased. The Nebraska State Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff’s Department continue to investigate, with the names of those involved in the crash not released as of Friday afternoon. The driver of the semi-trailer was not hurt in the crash.