Eastern Nebraska farmer finds man in wreckage

By: AP
By: AP

Bennington, NE (AP) - An eastern Nebraska farmer has found a man who'd been trapped inside a wrecked vehicle for about 17 hours.

Authorities say the vehicle crashed off Nebraska Highway 36 and down an embankment into a ditch around 6 p.m. Saturday. The accident occurred a little more than a mile east of Bennington, which sits on the northwest side of Omaha.

Farmer Jim Musel saw a damaged guardrail along the highway a couple of hours later but didn't see the truck until Sunday. He checked it and found the driver still inside.

The 66-year-old driver was cold, so Musel retrieved a coat from his truck and took off the coat he was wearing. Then he used them to cover the man until rescuers could arrive.

The man was taken to a hospital.

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