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After 17 Hours, Trapped Driver Found Near Bennington

 
After 17 Hours, Trapped Driver Found Near Bennington

A 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.

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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