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Amber Alert

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tractor-Trailer Rolls Trying To Exit I-29

A tractor-trailer rolled over Wednesday morning along Interstate 29, sending its driver to a hospital.First responders said it happened at about 7:30 a.m. along an exit ramp on Interstate 29 south of Council Bluffs.

The driver was trying to get on to Highway 275 when he flipped his vehicle onto its side.Timothy Acker, of Omaha, was hauling irrigation equipment in a shipping container, investigators said. A preliminary investigation revealed that the container wasn't secured to the trailer and partially crushed the tractor cab.

Acker was rushed to Creighton University Medical Center with what authorities said were life-threatening injuries. He remains in critical condition.The rollover is still under investigation and the exit ramp was closed while crews cleaned up the wreck.