Full Site View
Quick Links
  My Bulletin
  Contact The Bulletin

  Display Ads
  Dir. of Advertisers


Sen. Al Davis: Treasure our wonderful nation

Davis at Legislature: Prison reform shows need for accountability

More opinion

Ag News

Brand committee to meet in North Platte

Nebraska Farmers Union convention set in Grand Island

More Ag News

NorthPlatte Weather

Email Article | Print Article
News - Local News
Semi-truck smacks into overpass (UPDATED)Tell North Platte what you think
Courtesy Photo­Image
The collision (click image to enlarge)

An eastbound semi-truck ran square into the supporting post of the Hershey I-80 overpass Friday shortly after 6 p.m.

The truck went into the median and hit the support head on.

The driver, Carl Shane Peck, 43, of Utah survived but was badly injured. Rescue crews worked for nearly three hours to extricate him from the wreckage.

A medical helicopter was summoned and landed on the westbound lanes to take Peck to the hospital, according to Trooper Belgum of the Nebraska State Patrol.

Belgum said the truck apparently hit the overpass at full speed and did not waver in in its path, but the cause and speed have not been officially determined.

Peck was alone in the truck. Investigators suspect he went to sleep.

Rescue crews from Hershey and Sutherland responded.

I-80 traffic was restricted to one lane in each direction while rescuers worked. When Peck was finally extricated, both westbound lanes were closed before the helicopter arrived.

Like this story to send to your facebook

The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/5/2013
Copyright © 2013 northplattebulletin.com - All rights reserved.
Flatrock Publishing, Inc. - 1300 E 4th St., Suite F - North Platte, NE 69101
Hide Talk Back
Login to post Talk Back

Click on the cop Report Talk Back Abuse to report Talk Back abuse and misuse