SHELTON — One person is dead after an accident late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 80 between Shelton and Wood River.

Hall County Sheriff Rick Conrad said the accident occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday near mile marker 296 eastbound, which is four miles west of the Wood River exit.

“There was a semi stopped due to construction and it was rear-ended by an SUV,” he said.

As of 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Conrad said he could only confirm there was one fatality from the SUV as a result of the accident. He added one person was life-flighted.

The Nebraska State Patrol-Troop C said in a tweet that eastbound I-80 was closed at Shelton near mile marker 292 due to the crash.

Conrad said he did not have any further information about the accident.

This is a developing story.

Get the top daily Headlines from the North Platte Telegraph

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.