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Semi trucks involved in fatal crash near Silver Creek
The early morning crash involving three semi-trailer trucks claimed two lives and closed a portion of US Highway 30 near Silver Creek.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash occurred just after 1:30 Tuesday morning, four miles west of Silver Creek on Highway 30.
Reportedly, a westbound semi crossed the center line clipping an eastbound semi.
The westbound semi, then struck a second eastbound semi head-on.
Those two trucks burst into flames. Both drivers were killed in the crash. The male driver of the first eastbound semi was not injured.
The NSP is not releasing the names of the two men killed in the collision pending notification of family.
US Highway 30 is expected to remain closed through the noon hour Tuesday as the crash investigation and clean-up continues.
Traffic is being detoured westbound at Silver Creek onto Highway 39.
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