Three injured in I-80 crash Monday near Aurora

The east-bound lanes of Interstate 80 between the Phillips and Aurora exits were closed Monday...
The east-bound lanes of Interstate 80 between the Phillips and Aurora exits were closed Monday afternoon after an accident. The upper right side of this picture indicates east-bound traffic backed up as a result of the accident.(Nebraska Department of Transportation)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 5:16 PM CDT
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AURORA, Neb. (KSNB) - A multi-vehicle car crash near a construction zone on Interstate 80 injured three people and closed the east-bound lanes for awhile Monday afternoon.

The Nebraska State Patrol said the accident happened around 1 p.m. Monday two miles east of the Aurora exit. Traffic had slowed near a construction zone when a pickup entered the area and struck multiple vehicles. Four vehicles were involved, including three passenger vehicles and a tow-truck hauling a trailer.

Three people were injured in the crash. Two have been treated and released from the hospital. Another person has been life-flighted with serious injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

The east-bound lanes of I-80 between the Phillips and Aurora exits were closed while the accident scene was cleared.

The roadway was opened around 3 p.m., but as of late Monday afternoon troopers remained on scene to assist with traffic flow into the construction area.

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