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The Nebraska State Patrol on Monday identified the three people killed Friday afternoon in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80.

Those killed were Ryan Vanicek, 37, of Schuyler, and Lincoln residents Daniel Seelhoff, 50, and Scott Gaylord, 54.

The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. in eastbound lanes of I-80 near the Gibbon exit.

In a news release, the State Patrol said traffic had slowed as it approached a construction zone when a semi, driven by Kenneth Kratt, 34, of Madera, California, struck an SUV from behind.

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The crash involved seven vehicles, including the SUV driven by Vanicek, and a second SUV, driven by Gaylord, the State Patrol said. Seelhoff was a passenger in Vanicek's vehicle.

The State Patrol said injuries to three others were not considered life-threatening.

The investigation into the crash continues. No charges had been filed as of Monday morning.

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