The driver of a semi tractor-trailer who rear-ended one vehicle, lost control of his truck, and hit another semi head-on has died in the wreck on Interstate 80.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports a semi hauling cars late Wednesday afternoon eastbound on I-80 near Beaver Crossing struck the rear of a sports utility vehicle. The semi then crossed the median and hit a westbound semi head-on. The driver, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene.
The second truck driver is being treated at York General Hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.
The accident closed westbound I-80 for nearly three hours.