Bluffs man dies in I-80 crash in Nebraska


August 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an western Iowa man died after a collision on Interstate 80 near Omaha that happened as traffic was backed up from an earlier accident.  29-year-old Andrew Shutters, of Council Bluffs, died when his car hit the back of a pickup truck about 6:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The Sarpy County sheriff’s office says the truck was stopped because traffic was still tied up from a collision between two semitrailers that happened around 6 a.m. The impact caused a fire in Shutters’ car. Witnesses removed both drivers before the fire spread. Shutters died at an Omaha hospital.

The driver of the pickup was taken to an Omaha hospital. Officials say his injuries were not considered life threating.