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Driver killed, three injured in rollover accident on I-80 between Lexington and Overton
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Driver killed, three injured in rollover accident on I-80 between Lexington and Overton

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Updated 10 a.m. June 10:

The driver who died in Wednesday's crash on Interstate 80 has been identified as Bernard Eubank, 74, of Roanoke, Virginia.

All three passengers in the pickup truck were injured. Lexington ambulances transported Sharon Eubank, 73, and Belinda Katon, 74, to Lexington Regional Hospital for their injuries.  John Katon, 79, was flown by helicopter to Kearney and has been transferred to a hospital in Omaha.


Original story, June 9:

LEXINGTON — A driver was killed and three passengers were injured Wednesday morning when a pickup pulling a camper rolled into the median on Interstate 80 between Lexington and Overton.

At 10:31 a.m. the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to mile marker 243 on I-80. Priority Medical Transport also headed to the scene.

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A pickup had rolled onto its roof in the median. The camper it was towing was heavily damaged.

Soon after Lexington firefighters arrived on scene, Overton Volunteer Fire and Rescue was called for mutual aid. The Flight for Life helicopter from CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney was also dispatched; it landed in a field north of I-80.

Westbound traffic on I-80 was temporarily closed, but one lane reopened after the helicopter landed.

Lexington ambulances transported two passengers from the truck to Lexington Regional Hospital. Another was flown to Kearney. The extent of their injuries was not available on scene.

State Trooper Amanda Gardine said the driver was reported dead on scene.

The Nebraska State Patrol was working to notify the next of kin.

The vehicle’s occupants all had been wearing seat belts.

Gardine said the driver had overcorrected, and the pickup and the camper rolled into the median. She said wind could have been a factor, as it was blowing from the southwest at 10 mph, gusting up to 15 mph.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Troops C and D, were assisted on scene by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

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