Occupants escape vehicles after crash that causes fire, traffic delays
HOSKINS, Neb. -- A two-vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska caused a fire and significant delays on Highway 35 Monday afternoon.
Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson Cody Thomas confirmed the crash involved two vehicles. He said a westbound semi cross the center line and collided with an eastbound fan.
The driver of the van was able to exit the vehicle before it became engulfed in fire. The van driver was transported to Faith Regional West with non-life-threatening injuries. The semi driver was uninjured.
Highway 35 traffic between Winside and Hoskins was diverted toward gravel roads.
The crash happened at approximately 2:30 p.m., with the highway closed for approximately two hours.
Hoskins/Woodland Park Fire was among the fire departments on the scene, with others also called to the crash.