Three men have been killed, six others injured, when the driver of a SUV lost control of the vehicle in northeastern Nebraska and it rolled.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reports the nine workers were packed into the large SUV, heading to a construction site at the intersection of US 20 and US 81. That is where the 81-20 Grain Terminal is being built as a joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland and Central Valley Ag Cooperative.
No names have been released, pending the notification of relatives.
According to the sheriff’s office, the driver attempted to pass a truck on US 81, a two-lane highway, near Randolph when he lost control of the vehicle. It ran into a ditch and rolled several times. The impact threw eight of the nine out of the vehicle. One landed 50 feet from the SUV.
The men had been living in a Norfolk motel during construction.
Several emergency crews responded to the accident. Of the six injured, two were treated and released at a local hospital. Two remain in the Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. Two have been taken to Omaha for treatment.
Efforts to contact family members have been slowed, because the survivors only speak Spanish.