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UPDATE: One person killed in Highway 81 accident north of Madison | News

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One person died in a multiple-vehicle crash on Highway 81 north of Madison on Wednesday.

Shortly after 4 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the crash, which happened on Highway 81 between 832nd and 833rd roads, about 5 miles north of Madison and 10 miles south of Norfolk. The collision occurred in the northbound lanes of the highway.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Police Department, Norfolk Fire and Rescue and Madison Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.

Investigator Jon Downey with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily News that the identities of those involved in the crash would be released at a later time. In addition to the fatality, multiple additional people were injured, including one patient who was transported by LifeNet helicopter to a Sioux City hospital. 

Law enforcement was diverting traffic at 832nd and 833rd roads, and northbound vehicles near the accident scene were being directed across the Highway 81 median and away from the area using the southbound lanes. Southbound traffic reopened about 5:15 p.m.

The LifeNet helicopter arrived at the scene about 4:40 p.m. and departed the area with a patient about 5 p.m. Another patient was transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Several first responders were still at the scene as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

The story was updated at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday to reflect new information. 

Original story was posted at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Personnel from multiple law enforcement and rescue agencies are working the scene of an injury accident involving multiple vehicles on Highway 81 near Madison on Wednesday.

Shortly after 4 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of the crash, which is on Highway 81 between 832nd and 833rd roads. The collision happened in the northbound lanes of Highway 81.

The Nebraska State Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Police Department, Norfolk Fire and Rescue and Madison Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.

Law enforcement was diverting traffic at 832nd and 833rd roads, and northbound vehicles near the accident scene were being directed across the Highway 81 median and away from the area using the southbound lanes.

A LifeNet medical helicopter arrived at the scene about 4:40 p.m. and departed the area with a patient about 5 p.m. Another patient was transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

The Daily News will provide updates as they are made available.


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