The Nebraska State Patrol says the driver of a Jeep that was westbound on Interstate 80 lost control, rolled in the median and hit an eastbound car.
The driver of the Jeep was a teenager. He and two of his passengers were killed. They’re identified as: 16-year-old Anthony Hill, 41-year-old Regina Hill and 67-year-old Dennis Alexander, all of Cozad. Two other passengers in the Jeep survived.
Troopers say no one in the Jeep was belted in, while everyone in the car was wearing seat belts.
Those involved in the crash were being treated at both Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and Lexington Regional Medical Center in Lexington.
The crash happened about 6:30 last night, just east of Cozad near the Dawson County exit.
The westbound lanes of I-80 were closed for about 90 minutes, while the eastbound lanes were closed more than three hours.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.