Patrol releases names of 3 people killed in I-80 collision
GIBBON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three people who were fatally injured in a multivehicle collision on Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Monday that traffic had slowed around 3 p.m. Friday for construction when a semitrailer plowed into the rear of a line of vehicles near the Gibbon exit in Buffalo County.
The patrol says two men died in the first vehicle struck. They were identified as 37-year-old Ryan Vanicek, of Schuyler, and his passenger, 50-year-old Daniel Seelhoff, of Lincoln.
The driver of another vehicle was the third fatality. The patrol says 54-year-old Scott Gaylord, of Lincoln, was pronounced dead at a Kearney hospital.
Three other people were injured. The patrol didn’t release their names.
The semi driver was not seriously injured. The patrol identified him as 34-year-old Kenneth Kratt, of Madera, California.