Two NE man hurt in crash near Council Bluffs this morning


November 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two Nebraska men were seriously injured early this (Wednesday) morning during a single-vehicle accident northeast of Council Bluffs. Lt. John Reynolds with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department told KJAN, the accident, involving a 2009 Toyota Corolla, occurred a little after 3-a.m., near the 13-mile marker on Interstate 80.Reynolds says the vehicle was westbound on I-80 at around 3:05-a.m.,when it left the road and entered the median at about the Idlewood overpass, near Underwood. The car continued over an embankment, rolled and came to rest on Idlewood Road.

The driver of the car, 21-year old Thomas Reber, and his passenger, Michael Miller, both of Papillion, NE, were injured and transported by Underwood Rescue to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, where Reber was in stable condition. Miller was later transferred to the Creighton University Medical Center. A report on his condition is not available. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

Alcohol and excessive speed are not believed to be factors in the wreck. Reber was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.