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One killed in crash Friday on I-80

Posted at 11:03 AM, Jan 18, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) says one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on I-80 Friday near Hershey.

A Ford Ranger pickup lost control while traveling eastbound on I-80 near mile marker 164 around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Michael Krough, 57, of Colorado Springs, CO was the driver of the pickup. Krough crossed the median and struck a westbound semi and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi driver was uninjured.

NSP says weather conditions were a factor in the crash.

Troopers responded to 55 crashes on Friday, along with 121 motorist assists from Friday into Saturday morning. NSP assisted other agencies with 30 additional incidents.

With temperatures likely to stay near or below freezing for the next several days, NSP continues urging that motorists practice safe winter driving and never drive faster than conditions allow.

If you become stranded during frigid temperatures, NSP suggests staying in your vehicle and calling for help.

Any motorist in need of assistance can call the NSP Highway Helpline at *55 or 800-525-5555. Emergencies should be reported to 911.