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Multi-vehicle crash kills 2 people, injures 5 in Nebraska

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One person has been arrested after a multi-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two people Saturday morning in Lincoln.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:25 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 80 near the 27th Street interchange in Lincoln. 

After preliminary investigation, investigators believe a semi, driven by 50 year old Yorkwind Crawford  of North Miami Beach, Florida, rear-ended another vehicle east of the 27th Street interchange. The semi then continued driving westbound for more than a mile and struck several other passenger vehicles west of the 27th Street interchange. 

A father and son, traveling together in a Chevrolet Colorado pickup, were both killed in the crash west of 27th Street. The victims were from La Vista. Five other people were transported to Bryan Health West Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.

Crawford, has been arrested for two counts of motor vehicle homicide. He was lodged in Lancaster County Jail. The crash remains under investigation.


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