April 30, 2006 - Posted at 12:36 p.m. CST
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ A Nebraska man, who had just learned he was
a candidate for a lung transplant, survived a deadly crash
yesterday in Columbia. But his wife and the driver of another
Kirt Card remains hospitalized today in serious condition.
He suffers from a chronic progressive lung disease, and a friend
says a transplant is his only hope.
The 56-year-old and his 54-year-old wife, Cheryl, had just
learned he was a transplant candidate from doctors at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis.
The couple was headed to their home in Lincoln when a rig failed
to slow down for a line of stalled traffic on Interstate 70.
The truck rammed into the rear of the couple's car, which
collided with the back of a van. The car then catapulted down a
Also killed was the van's 40-year-old driver, John Ferkel of St.