Lost tire hits semi and car, leaves two injured
GRETNA, Neb. -- Authorities in Sarpy County responded to a personal injury crash Wednesday.
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said around 12:11 p.m., they and Gretna Fire & Rescue responded to a personal injury accident on Interstate 80, near the Gretna Exit.
The Sheriff's Office said it was discovered a Dodge Avenger, driven by an 82-year-old Ashland man, was traveling east when it lost a tire.
It was reported the tire rolled into the westbound lanes and struck a semi that was driven by a 47-year-old man from Iowa.
The tire then struck a Honda CR-V's windshield.
Authorities said the driver of the Honda was a 51-year-old woman of Bellevue was injured and her passenger navigated the vehicle from the passenger seat to a nearby rest area, where the vehicle came to rest against a tree.
The drivers of the semi and Dodge Avenger were uninjured.
The 51-year-old woman was taken by medical helicopter to a local trauma center. Officials said Gretna Fire & Rescue transported the woman's passenger by ambulance to the same trauma center.
It was reported that both the driver and passenger are in stable condition.
The South Metro Crash Response Team responded to investigate the accident.
This is an ongoing investigation.