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Gering man killed in I-80 crash

Gering man killed in I-80 crash


The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a collision in which a Gering man died Thursday morning.

Kevin Thompson, 45, of Gering, died at the scene of a crash on Interstate 80 near mile marker 42, Cody Thomas, of the Nebraska State Patrol said.

Troopers and Deuel County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash at about 2:30 a.m. An investigation determined the crash occurred when Thompsoin, driving a westbound Ford F-150, entered the eastbound lanes and struck an eastbound semi.

The driver of the semi, who Thomas did not identify, was not seriously injured.

Thomas said the investigation is ongoing.

A Texas paramedic who was hurt in a pileup on an icy highway and helped crash survivors was awarded a new SUV for his heroic actions.

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