BEAVER CROSSING, Neb. – Authorities have released the name of a truck driver killed after his truck struck another semitrailer on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.
The accident occurred around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday near the Beaver Crossing interchange in Seward County. The Nebraska State Patrol says the truck was pulling a vehicle hauler east when it struck a sport utility vehicle from behind, ran across the median and struck the westbound semitrailer.
The Nebraska State Patrol identified the driver hauling the vehicles as 30-year-old Mitchell Quandt, who lived in Yutan. The other trucker was taken to a York hospital. He’s been identified as 73-year-old Claudio Maurelia, of Inverness, Illinois. The SUV occupants weren’t hurt.