The Omaha area's Thursday morning commute led to multiple crashes, including one that sent a man to the hospital.
Emergency crews were called about 6:30 a.m. to a firey, one-vehicle crash near 204th and State Streets.
Andy Colburn, 52, of Elkhorn, was driving south on 204th Street when his pickup drifted into the northbound lanes, said Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Kelly. The pickup went of the road, hit an embankment and caught fire.
Passers-by helped Colburn out of his truck, Kelly said. He was alert and talking as paramedics put him into a helicopter, Kelly said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Other collisions stalled traffic on Interstate 80. One was reported about 7 a.m. in the westbound lanes near 60th Street, which backed up traffic.
A short time later, a second crash was reported in the eastbound lanes on the same stretch of I-80, according to Omaha police dispatch.
There were no reports of injuries.
Traffic was back to normal by 9 a.m