The Douglas County Attorney released more details in Sunday’s deadly hit-and-run car accident in Omaha. Don Kleine says 35 year old Justin Ayers’ blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when he slammed into another vehicle at 75th and Maple Streets.
64 year old Kathleen Benes of Valparaiso was pronounced dead at the scene and 37 year old Teresa Schultz was sent to a hospital.
Authorities say Ayres fled the scene but was followed by a witness who informed police of his location.
Ayers is charged with felony motor vehicle homicide, felony leaving the scene of a personal injury crash causing death and possession of a controlled substance. Police also found a substance in his vehicle that is believed to be oxycodone.