OMAHA, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol will present a Public Service Award to a citizen credited with saving the lives of two people following a crash on Interstate 80 in September 2020. This citizen will receive their award Tuesday morning in Omaha.
The crash occurred on September 25 in Lincoln and involved three vehicles. Following the crash, multiple witnesses rushed to the scene to assist as one of the vehicles caught fire. That vehicle was occupied by a 22-year-old female and her 9-year-old brother.
Two of the witnesses are credited with pulling the boy out of the back seat and to safety, as well as breaking through the driver’s window to pull the female to safety as well. NSP has been able to identify one of those heroic individuals and will present him with the NSP Public Service Award.