A late night crash killed a motorcyclist and left his rider with life threatening injuries.
Omaha police report 27 year old Jed E. Workman ran a red light at the intersection of North 78th and Dodge streets.
Officers say the 1984 Yamaha motorcycle Workman was driving was headed eastbound through the intersection and was struck by a northbound 2009 Ford Escape.
Workman died at the scene. The crash happened just after midnight Wednesday. Workman turned 27 years old on Tuesday.
His passenger, 23 year old Rachel C. Macchietto, is being treated for head and neck injuries. Both were wearing a helmet.
The driver of the Ford Escape, 33 year old Anei Mathet Anei is being treated for non-life threatening injuries to the head and neck.
Police say Dodge Street traffic was detoured for a little more than three hours while the crash was investigated.