Two injured after crash with house on bridge
PLATTE—Firefighters removed two injured people from a truck following a two-vehicle crash with a house being moved Thursday near Platte.
At 6:30 p.m., on a bridge along Highway 44, about 1.5 miles west of Platte, a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup, driven by Jeffrey Maloun, 51, of Bassett, Nebraska, and pulling a 30-foot-long trailer, passed two pilot cars, which were attempting to warn Maloun about an oncoming semi truck carrying a Governor's House.
Maloun was unable to get across the bridge before passing the semi, a 2008 Kenworth T400, and the vehicles collided, wedging the pickup between the house and the guardrail and damaging the house extensively.
Maloun sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a hospital in Platte and then airlifted to Sioux Falls. Charges are pending.
Maloun's 77-year-old male passenger sustained minor injuries, and the 34-year-old man driving the semi was uninjured. All three were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.