A fatality accident occurred around 5:42pm on Tuesday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 at mile marker 295. A pick-up, driven by 24-year-old Brody Weinmann, of Falls City, Neb., was stopped in the westbound passing lane due to backed up traffic ahead of him. A car, driven by 17-year-old Carley Johnson of Doniphan, failed to stop and collided with the rear of Weinmann’s vehicle.
Johnson, who was the lone occupant of the car, died at the scene. Weinmann and his passenger, 22-year-old Payton Strahm of Sabetha, Kan., were uninjured.
A preliminary investigation indicates traffic was slowed due to a HAZMAT cleanup involving a fuel leak from an earlier rollover accident, which was off the roadway.