HERSHEY, NE – Three people were killed when an SUV collided with a semi-truck on Interstate 80 during a winter storm last week.
According to WOWT, the accident happened near mile marker 167 of I-80 near at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. The Nebraska Highway Patrol said 24-year-old Edgar Navarro was driving a GMC Yukon eastbound when he lost control in the inclement weather conditions, crossed a median, and entered the westbound lanes, where the vehicle was hit by a semi.
Navarro was killed along with two passengers, 25-year-old Idayalid Bautista and a 4-year-old child. Two other passengers, a 3-year-old girl and an 11-month-old girl, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. They were taken to Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte. Navarro and Bautista were the parents of the three children. All of the victims were from Westminster, Colorado.
I-80 was shut down for about three hours in the area while the crash scene was being cleared.
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