Rescuers Find Trucker In Culvert 11 Hours After Crash

Rescuers Find Trucker In Culvert 11 Hours After Crash

Searchers found a trucker alive in a culvert in western Nebraska nearly eleven hours after he crashed.

The crash happened very early Sunday morning on I-80 near Chappell. Utah based driver Jeffery Evans, 52, was hauling canned goods when lost control and rolled his truck along the interstate.

Nebraska State Troopers arrived on the scene to find the truck rolled on its side — but Evans was missing.

Troopers contacted local hospitals and eventually enlisted help from the fire department, sheriff’s office, and search dogs.

Eleven hours after the crash, rescuers located Evans in a culvert a mile and a half away from the crash site. Police say that he had kicked out his truck’s windshield to escape and then called his wife to tell her that he was in a field. The call was cut off and GPS from the phone wrongly indicated that Evans was in Laramie, Wyoming, according to reports.

Evans was airlifted to a nearby hospital. He was listed in serious condition.

Sources:
The Omaha World-Herald
Scottsbluff Star Herald