Two people died, one is recovering from injuries after a fiery crash near Fremont.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office reports 28-year-old Jorge Medina of Schuyler and 26-year-old Liliana Chavez-Ortiz of South Sioux City died in the wreck. 53-year-old Vernon White is being treated in an Omaha hospital.
The crash occurred late Wednesday morning when Medina, driving a sports utility vehicle west on U.S. Highway 30, collided with a semi-tractor trailer driven by White.
The sheriff’s office reports the SUV crossed over the center line and hit the semi.
Chavez-Ortiz, who was married to Medina, was a passenger in the SUV.
The semi exploded into a ball of fire and black smoke that closed the highway for hours. Passersby pulled White from the burning cab of his truck.
Initially taken to the Fremont Health Medical Center, White was flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he is listed in fair condition.