The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of the three people killed in a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Gibbon last week.
NSP officials say the crash, which occurred about a mile east of the Gibbon exit, claimed the lives of 73-year-old Donald S. Cox of Columbia, Tenn., 20-year-old Tanner Allen of Imperial and 22-year-old Christopher W. Bieber of Holyoke, Colorado.
Officials say Cox was the driver of an eastbound semi- trailer truck. Allen was the driver of a 1989 Chevy pickup and Bieber was a passenger in the pickup.
“This was a horrific accident and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of everyone involved,” said Captain Chris Kolb, Commander Troop C- Grand Island. “We want to thank our law enforcement, fire and rescue partners for their assistance.”
A Cater Lake couple was also involved in the crash. 60-year-old Terry Purcell, and his wife Lisa Purcell were both transported by ambulance to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney with non-life threatening injuries