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