- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska State Patrol says eight people have been taken to the hospital after a five-car pileup near Columbus.

Sgt. Tim Salmen tells the Columbus Telegram (https://bit.ly/1pgDQd0 ) a crash caused a chain reaction on Sunday evening on Highway 81. He says a car was stopped and waiting to turn when another vehicle rear-ended it. All of the vehicles involved were traveling south.

The injured people were taken to a Columbus hospital. Salmen says their injuries weren’t life threatening.

He says one of the vehicles caught fire after the accident but it was quickly extinguished.

The accident is under investigation.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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