LINCOLN–(KOLN April 22)–A Lincoln man has been identified in an Otoe County crash last Wednesday (April 17).

According to KFOR’s media partner, 10/11 Now, Eric Bigler, who owned Bigler Motors, had been involved in the multi-vehicle crash where a truck was on fire.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we write this post. We are devastated at the loss of a very special soul. Eric was not only our leader, but a husband, father, son, brother, and so much more to so many. He has touched countless lives, and has always been the first to extend a helping hand,” a message posted on the Bigler Motors Facebook page read.

Firefighters extinguished fires in the cab of the truck and a Toyota. There were also grass fires on both sides of the highway pushed by wind gusts of 24 mph.

A Celebration of Life is being held for Bigler on Monday night a 6 p.m. at Roper & Sons in Lincoln.