A Wisconsin couple has died in a car-semi trailer truck crash on westbound I-80 near Ogallala.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports 69-year-old Michael Philips of Manitowoc, Wisconsin lost control of his car attempting to pass a semi while traveling east on the interstate. The car crossed the median, slid into the westbound lanes of I-80 and into the path of the semi. Both Philips and his wife, 62-year-old Joan Philips, died in the wreck.
Neither the driver nor a passenger in the semi were injured.
The patrol closed the interstate for three hours to clean up and investigate the crash.