The Nebraska State Patrol Troop D-North Platte reports the two workers have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
According to NSP, troopers responded to reports of a hit and run accident involving two construction workers on eastbound I-80 just west of Paxton in Keith County.
About 10 minutes later, a trooper stopped a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses just west of the North Platte exit on eastbound I-80. The vehicle had damage to its right front, according to NSP.
18-year old Joe Marcos O’Connor Zubaite of Hesperus, CO has been charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He is jailed in Lincoln County.
Both workers were taken to Great Plains Health in North Platte. Their names have not been released.
The investigation continues.