Semi Turns Over Following Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 26 East of Scottsbluff

Semi Turns Over Following Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 26 East of Scottsbluff
Semi versus vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 26 and the Nebraska Hwy 71 bypass. (Miller/KNEB/RRN)
December 8th, 2021 | KNEB Staff


Two people were injured Wednesday morning in a semi versus van crash at the intersection of U-S Highway 26 and the Nebraska Highway 71 bypass east of Scottsbluff.

The Nebraska State Patrol says preliminary information suggests the van ran the stop sign at the intersection around 8:30 a.m., and was struck by the semi which was pulling a loaded flatbed trailer.

The van was left In the eastbound Highway 26 lanes with rear-end damage, while the semi and trailer overturned in the ditch south of the intersection.

NSP officials say both drivers were taken from the scene by ambulance, the extend of injuries unknown, and traffic had to be diverted for investigation and clean up.


Original Story: Authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a semi and a van around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Highway 26 and the Highway 71 overpass. KNEB News Director Scott Miller is on scene, and says the van was apparently struck by the semi and the backend of the van is nearly completely torn off.

The semi rolled and came to rest in the south ditch of Highway 26. Scanner traffic indicated the driver of the semi was able to get out of the vehicle.

KNEB News saw one occupant from the van taken from the scene by ambulance, but the extent of the injuries are unknown. No word on the semi driver as of publication time.

This is a developing story, and more information will be posted when it becomes available.


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