LSO: Nebraska City man life-flighted after serious crash near Bennet

BENNET, Neb. -- A man had to be rushed to the hospital via life-flight on Thursday following a serious crash in Lancaster County.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office responded to a near head-on crash at Highway 43 and Roca Road.

Sheriff Terry Wagner said the driver of 2015 Nissan Altima, identified as 58-year-old Roger Hoback from Nebraska City, steered his car left of the center and hit a semi truck going the opposite direction.

LSO deputies said Hoback was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by Bennet Fire and Rescue. Sheriff Wagner said Hoback was life-flighted by StarCare to Bryan West Hospital.

Sheriff Wagner said there are no indications of impairment and investigators are working to determine why Hoback went left of the center.

According to deputies on scene, the crash was so severe that it knocked the engine out of Hoback’s car. Hoback was cited for driving left of center.

Sheriff Wagner said Hoback is in critical, but stable condition and the semi truck driver did not have any injuries.