Multiple vehicles involved in I-80 fatality accident

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Those who were en route to the Nebraska football game Saturday morning, were subject to slow or even stopped traffic due to a major crash that involved two fatalities and several injuries.  

According to an officer with the Bellevue Police Department, multiple vehicles were involved in the I-80 accident near the 27th Street exit in Lincoln. A car had caught fire causing traffic to back up.

I-80 westbound was closed at 27th Street in Lincoln, causing traffic backup. Units from the Nebraska State Patrol, Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln Police Department, and Lincoln Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the accident. 

LPD said that several bystanders also rushed to the scene to assist those who were involved in the crash. The crash involved right vehicles that resulted in two fatalities and several other injuries. 

A release from LPD said that there were five additional patients that were transported to Bryan Health West Campus with non-life-threatening injuries, and both of the fatalities were from the same vehicle. 

NSP said that troopers started performing rolling roadblocks to slowly bring traffic back into Lincoln area near I-80.

LPD said that I-80 reopened in the area sometime after noon. 

NSP said they will provide more information when possible. More details will be released pending notifying next of kin. 

The crash remains under investigation.