- 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.


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

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