Four Killed in Nebraska Crash

Foggy and icy conditions during head-on crash in Douglas County


 
 

| Friday, January 18, 2013


WATERLOO, Neb. (AP) — Four people were fatally injured in a head-on collision in foggy and icy conditions Friday morning in eastern Nebraska's Douglas County, authorities said.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred about 5 a.m. on U.S. Highway 275 just west of Waterloo.

The driver of a 1998 Honda Civic lost control of the car on the eastbound viaduct near West Maple Road and slammed into an oncoming pickup truck, Chief Deputy Marty Bilek said.

The four people killed were in the car, Bilek said. Deputies were trying to verify their names and hometowns.

The pickup driver was in fair condition when taken to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Bilek identified him as Douglas Nowicki, 63, of Waterloo.

Another accident on the highway occurred about a mile south a few minutes later. No injuries were reported in the collision between two trucks.

The reports of black ice or an icy glaze on several roadways in the area prompted officials to send out trucks spreading salt and sand.

There may be good traction on surface roads, Bilek said, but bridges and overpasses will be icy when the temperature is near freezing and humidity is high.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, auto accident

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

 

 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Tennessee County EMS Shows Off CPR Tool

Lucas 2 in service in Bradley County.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Abilene Loses Helicopter Service

Native Air leaves city with only one air helicopter service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

D.C. Fire Chief Proposes another Controversial Ambulance Plan

Staffing change will leave immediate neighborhood without fire apparatus.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

FDIC 2014 CHAT: MIKE MCEVOY AND A.J. HEIGHTMAN

Mike McEvoy and A.J. Heightman discuss some new EMS technology at FDIC 2014.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >