Talk about a quick response time. A Nebraska State Patrol trooper on Interstate 80 Monday morning literally watched a crash happen right in front of him.
State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said it happened at about 7:15 a.m. near the Crete exit, 12 miles west of Lincoln.
A dramatic video clip of the crash, taken from the trooper’s cruiser camera and posted on social media later in the day, showed a Jeep as it lost control on a slick spot on I-80.
Even a small amount of frost can cause problems on the roadway. This crash happened right in front of Trooper Poppe this morning on I-80 west of Lincoln.
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) January 11, 2021
The Jeep fishtailed across both lanes of traffic, nearly going into the median, then the driver overcorrected to the outside lane and went into the ditch, rolling once.
“Even a small amount of frost can cause problems on the roadway. This crash happened right in front of Trooper (Jay) Poppe this morning on I-80 west of Lincoln,” the State Patrol said in a tweet with the video.
Neither of the occupants of the Jeep were injured because they were wearing seat belts, Thomas said.
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