UPDATE: Lanes reopened at 3:00pm!
The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 are closed at the Overton Interchange(mm 248). Responders are working to clear the scene of a second accident about three miles east of Lexington on Interstate 80.
The initial accident occurred around 11:45am Sunday. Dawson County Sheriff’s Ch. Dep. Greg Gilg says preliminary information indicates that a westbound pickup went into the median and then rolled in the westbound lanes. One person was deceased and another occupant life-flighted from the scene by helicopter.
Two westbound semis then collided about a half-mile behind as they were slowing down for the initial accident. One of the drivers was injured and transported from the scene. Debris is being cleaned up at this time from that scene.
Nebraska State Patrol is assisting and Lexington Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene.