Fatal crash in Seward County under investigation

Seward, Neb. — The Seward County Sheriff’s Office received a report on Sunday of a collision involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 80 near mile marker 379 in the westbound lanes at approximately 3:15 a.m. according to a news release.

The preliminary investigation shows that the first tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on I-80 and struck the rear of the second tractor trailer. The second tractor-trailer was disabled on the shoulder of I-80.

The collision caused the first tractor-trailer to catch fire and become fully engulfed in flames. The first tractor-trailer contained only a driver. The second tractor-trailer was occupied by a driver and a passenger.

The driver of the first tractor-trailer was pronounced deceased on the scene. Identification of the victim will be released at a later date. Both occupants of the second tractor-trailer were transported to Seward Memorial for minor injuries. Both were treated and released.

The Seward County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. Seward Police Department, Seward Fire and Rescue and Milford Fire and Rescue also responded to the crash.

Source: Nebraska Regional News

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