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Two killed, several injured in I-80 crash in north Lincoln
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Two killed, several injured in I-80 crash in north Lincoln

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Two people were killed Saturday morning in a fiery crash on Interstate 80 in north Lincoln, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Emergency crews responded the crash on the interstate near the 27th Street exit at about 9:30 a.m.

The crash involved eight vehicles, with both fatalities from the same vehicle. The names of those killed had not been released as of Saturday evening.

Five other people were transported to Bryan West Campus with non-life-threatening injuries, the state patrol said.

At least one car was on fire on the interstate after the crash and several other vehicles left the roadway and suffered heavy damage.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The crash occurred in the westbound lanes amid heavy traffic less than two hours before Nebraska's first home football game of the season.

Westbound traffic was shut down at the 27th Street exit for several hours, backing up traffic for several miles as Husker fans tried to make their way to the game.

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Alex Lantz is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has had various roles at the Journal Star since 2012. He currently manages the news section on weekends and oversees the internship program.

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