August 3, 2015

Colorado woman charged in fiery fatal crash on I-80 in Nebraska

Police-car-lights[1]A Colorado woman has been charged in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 80.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 36-year-old Laura Foster has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving while intoxicated in the wreck in west-central Nebraska.

According to NSP, 43-year-old Angela Miller of Ravenna died in the crash.

NRP reports Miller was traveling east on I-80 near Paxton when her pick-up was rear-ended by an SUV driven by Foster. Miller lost control of the pick-up, it crossed the median and ran onto the westbound lane of traffic, crashing into a semi tractor-trailer carrying hazardous material. The tanker burst into flames.

A hazardous materials crew had to clean up the mess.

The patrol closed I-80 between Paxton and Sutherland for a time Thursday night due to smoke from the burning semi.

Brent Weithorn, KXPN, contributed to this report.


5 year old Omaha boy killed after hit by SUV

A tragic accident claims the life of a five year old Omaha boy Thursday night.

Omaha police report that just after 9 pm a Ford Explorer was driving through an alley near 27th and Marcy Streets when Yoshua Mejia-Estrada ran between two parked vehicles and was struck. Mejia-Estrada was rushed to a hospital in extremely critical condition and later died.

Police say the boy and his parents had been visiting relatives when the accident occurred. There were no other children present. Speed and alcohol were not factors in this accident.

85-year-old Holdrege man dies of injuries from early July accident

Police-car-lights[1]An 85-year-old Holdrege man has died of injuries sustained in a July 10th traffic accident.

The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports John Stevenson died at a Lincoln hospital.

On the 10th, Stevenson was traveling west on Nebraska 2 when he drove onto the off ramp at the Nebraska 50 interchange near Syracuse. Stevenson drove into the path of a car driven by 19-year-old Emmilie Kosiba of Syracuse, who has traveling north on 50.

The accident occurred around two o’clock in the afternoon. The accident report states Stevenson failed to yield to a northbound vehicle.

Paramedics first rushed Stevenson to Community Memorial Hospital in Syracuse. He then was flown by helicopter to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln.

His wife, Julie, a passenger in the car was taken to Bryan West where he is listed in fair condition.

Kosiba was treated and released from the Syracuse hospital.

Motorcyclist dies in wreck at busy Lincoln intersection

Police-car-lights[1]A 19-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car at a busy intersection in Lincoln.

Lincoln police say David Romero died of injuries sustained when he rode his motorcycle into the back of a car turning from 56th Street onto O Street. Police say Romero was traveling west on O when a car driven by Lori Morin of Lincoln made the turn onto the street.

An ambulance rushed Romero to Bryan West Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

Morin was not injured. No citations have been issued.

Papillion woman dies from injuries in Sunday wreck

A 21-year-old Papillion woman has died of injuries sustained in a wreck at the Douglas-Sarpy County line Sunday.

Cayla Hawkins had suffered abdominal injuries, according to authorities.

Police from both Omaha and Bellevue responded to the crash which occurred late Sunday night at 39th Avenue and Harrison Street. Hawkins was traveling east on Harrison Street when it hit a westbound SUV. Hawkins, who was not wearing a seat belt, was rushed to Nebraska Medical Center and first listed as in critical condition.

The driver of the SUV was not injured.