Multiple injuries reported in crash near I-80/I-76 split

BIG SPRINGS, NE — An accident involving several vehicles led to three injuries near a major interstate junction in western Nebraska Friday morning. 

Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas says the crash involved four semi trucks and several passenger vehicles. 

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

It all started when a westbound semi drove off the road and over-corrected near mile marker 102 on Interstate 80. Thomas says the the semi landed on its side, blocking the road. 

This caused several other drivers to enter a nearby ditch to avoid the crashed semi. Some of the other cars collided while avoiding the initial wreck. 

Thomas says the road was closed for about six hours while the scene was cleaned up. Colorado also closed eastbound Interstate 76 to keep traffic from coming through the scene.