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Multiple Vehicle Fatality Crash Closes Portion of I-80 in Keith County

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Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985
July 31, 2016


Multiple Vehicle Fatality Crash Closes Portion of I-80 in Keith County


(Ogallala, Neb.)- A multiple vehicle fatality crash, on westbound I-80 near Brule in Keith County has closed a portion of Interstate 80.

The crash, involving a semi and several passenger vehicles occurred just before 11:30 a.m.(MDT), Sunday, July 31, approximately four miles west of Brule. Preliminary reports indicate a semi was westbound on I-80 when it struck the rear of a westbound van. At least two other vehicles were also involved, with at least one vehicle catching fire. Troopers report five confirmed fatalities, with other additional injured.

Both east and westbound lanes of I-80 are closed with traffic being diverted onto Highway 30 at Big Springs and Ogallala. Travelers should check 511 for updated road closure information < www.511.nebraska.gov >. A Nebraska 511 mobile app is also available to download at no cost for smartphone users. Simply search your app provider for Nebraska 511.

The crash remains under investigation. Additional information will be released when available. ###






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