One killed in accident near Cozad

Traffic stopped on I-80 near Cozad
Traffic stopped on I-80 near Cozad(Dustin Harris)
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 1:18 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Nebraska State Patrol was called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at approximately 12:05 p.m., near mile marker 221 on I-80, Friday. 63-year-old John Paul of Kearney died as a result of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation shows that a Chevrolet Cruze was traveling eastbound, when the driver lost control, crossed the median, and entered the westbound lanes. The vehicle then collided with a semi. The driver of the Cruze was life-flighted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he passed away. The driver and passengers in the semi were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation. Westbound I-80 was closed for approximately four hours.

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