Authorities released the name of the man killed this morning in a one vehicle accident near 186th and State Street near Bennington in Omaha.
Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department say 44-year-old Patrick Dubas was behind the wheel of a Chevy Trailblazer and heading westbound when he slid off the road and struck a tree. Dubas was pronounced dead at the scene.
Overnight freezing rain coated streets and roads in parts of eastern Nebraska Tuesday morning. Investigators say that likely caused or contributed to the crash.
Hospitals and emergency rooms in Omaha have been busy treating fall victims today. One health care system reported treating 59 patients by 11:00 am. The injuries ranged from broken wrists, sprains and head injuries.