Nebraska State Patrol trooper injured in crash

LINCOLN, Nebraska-  As the snow began to fall Friday night, a Nebraska State Trooper was injured during a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Lincoln.

Officials say at approximately 10:30 p.m., the trooper had just finished responding to another crash near mile marker 399 on westbound I-80.

The trooper was then traveling in the westbound lanes when a vehicle behind him lost control, spun out, and collided with the rear of the trooper’s cruiser.

The collision then forced the cruiser into a concrete barrier.

The trooper was transported by another trooper to Bryan Medical Center – Bryan West Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.

He has since been treated and released.

The other driver was not seriously injured.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office conducted the crash investigation and issued a citation to the other driver involved.

The trooper’s unit was totaled in the crash.

With this incident, NSP issues a reminder to all drivers to never drive faster than conditions allow.

NSP urges drivers to practice safe winter driving by maintaining safe speeds, increasing following distance, keeping attention on the road and away from distractions, and always wearing a seat belt.

Motorists in need of assistance can reach the NSP Highway Helpline by calling *55 from any cell phone.

Jennifer Lenzini

Jennifer Lenzini

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