Update: Two-vehicle crash on I-80 leaves one dead

Two-vehicle crash on I-80 leaves one dead. (NTV News)

A 14-year-old is dead after a crash on Interstate 80 near Elm Creek.

The Nebraska State Patrol said a Honda Accord ended up under a semi-truck after the driver failed to yield while merging into eastbound traffic around 2:20 p.m. Thursday.

Rachelle Kort, of Mitchell, was killed, according to NSP. They said she was wearing a seat belt.

The driver, 23-year-old Abigail Okoye, was taken to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital. The patrol said she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the semi has been identified as Drew Davis, 37, of North Carolina.

The crash closed eastbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 263 until just before 5:00 p.m.

An autopsy has been ordered. The Buffalo County Attorney said no charges have been filed at this time. The investigation into the crash continues.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off