The Nebraska State Patrol says an Indiana man who was injured in a chain-reaction crash involving nine semis near Aurora on Wednesday morning has died.
29 year old Jason Palmer died Friday morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Palmer was the passenger in a Jeep Cherokee that was involved in the early stages of the 11 vehicle crash. After it had come to a stop, two semis that were traveling together came upon the scene. One of the semis was able to slow down, but the other was not. That semi struck the first semi and then collided with the Jeep Cherokee.
Palmer was transported to the hospital in Aurora before being life-flighted to Kearney. The driver of the Cherokee was transported by a trooper to the hospital in Aurora and was treated for minor injuries and released.
Weather conditions were a factor in the crash. The crash investigation is ongoing