Victims identified in I-80 accident near Overton

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By Chris Wager


Updated: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:26:06 CST

The Nebraska State patrol has identified the two people killed in an afternoon crash Thursday near Overton. 74-year-old Bruce McPhail and his wife 76-year-old Ruth McPhail died as a result of the crash.

The couple was from Ontario, Canada. Their 2009 Nissan Murano was traveling west bound on I-80 at mile marker 244 when a westbound semi crossed the median and struck the McPhail's car head on.

Bruce McPhail was driving the vehicle. The couple was pronounced at the scene. The driver and the two passengers in the semi were treated and released from the Lexington Regional Health Center. The crash is still under investigation.