Driver killed, Council Bluffs officer rear-ended in serious accident on I-29 near 25th St.

Posted at 7:40 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 11:32:24-05

UPDATE (Sunday, 9:30am): The driver killed in the crash has been identified as 72-year-old Bertram Ellis of Houston, TX.


A Council Bluffs police officer was rear-ended in a serious crash this afternoon that left the officer injured and the other driver dead.

Law enforcement says the officer was doing traffic control on I-29 Southbound near 25th Street when his parked squad car was hit by another driver.

The driver of the other car was taken to Nebraska Medicine where he was pronounced dead. 

Officer Josh Horner was taken to Creighton ER with injuries. 

The accident is under investigation.