A North Platte man was killed after driving the wrong way on I-80 and crashing head-on into a semi tractor-trailer.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports 60-year-old William Hanson was driving his pick-up east in the westbound lanes when he was hit by the semi head-on three miles west of Big Springs.
Hanson was killed and the truck driver from Maryland was treated for minor injuries at the Julesburg, Colorado hospital.
Two minutes before the fatal collision, Hanson’s pickup sideswiped a Jeep being driven by a Colorado man. No injuries were reported in that incident.
The accidents happened late Sunday afternoon. The patrol reports there is no indication yet on why Hanson was driving on the wrong side of the interstate.
By Dave Collins, KSID