A pickup truck going the wrong way on Interstate 80 ran into a semitrailer truck Thursday morning, severely injuring two people.

The head-on crash happened about 8 a.m. on eastbound I-80 between Sutherland and Hershey. The pickup driver and a passenger were in critical condition, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

A patrol representative said neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was involved.

Traffic was blocked for some time after the crash.

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