(update 2:13-p.m.) Fremont, NE man injured during tractor-trailer crash in Cass County


September 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A truck driver from Fremont, NE was injured this (Thursday) morning, when the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed on Interstate 80 in Cass County.

FCC Transport semi in the north ditch off I-80 westbound (Ric Hanson photo)

The Iowa State Patrol says 55-year old Robert G. Nolan was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic following the crash, which happened at around 10:30-a.m.  on I-80, about one-mile east of the Elk Horn, or Highway 173 exit. The eastbound semi crossed the median and the westbound lanes of traffic and entered the north ditch, where it collided with a tree. Following the impact, the trailer became separated from the tractor and fell onto its side, while tractor came to rest in the north ditch on its right side.

The accident remains under investigation, but State Trooper told KJAN News Nolan may have suffered from a medical problem, such as a diabetic reaction.