Omaha police identify the man killed in an accident just before 6 a.m. Thursday on I-80 at 50th Street. 66 year old Danny Ryan of Hayfield, Minnesota was killed and his wife, 61 year old Debra Ryan was severely injured with two broken legs.
A witness told police the eastbound semi swerved left, over corrected to the right and left the interstate. The semi went several hundred feet into a ravine between the interstate and railroad tracks. The vehicle rolled and landed on the roof.
The Omaha Fire Department had to use a significant amount of equipment and personnel to free the victims from the wreckage. Ropes were attached to a stretcher to help pull Debra Ryan up the embankment. Work continues to remove the semi from the accident site. The crash is still under investigation.