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Omaha man charged with motor vehicle homicide posts bail

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A Council Bluffs family is mourning the loss of a 21 year old woman killed in a tragic accident on January 31st. Prosecutors say 19 year old Eswin Mejia was street racing in Omaha when he rear-ended Sarah Root’s SUV.  She was rushed to a hospital and later died. There have been a lot of […]

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Car crash involving Gov. Ricketts sends one to the hospital

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Lincoln police are investigating a traffic accident this (Wed) morning, involving Governor Pete Ricketts. It happened just before 7 a.m. in the area of 13th and Washington streets in downtown Lincoln. The governor and the state trooper driving the vehicle were not injured. Officers say the driver of the other vehicle was taken to the […]

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Ben Carson campaign volunteer, injured in wreck, dies at UNMC

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A volunteer for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s campaign has died of injuries from a wreck at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 25-year-old Braden Joplin, a student at Texas Tech University, died of injuries suffered in a traffic accident on slick roads near Atlantic, Iowa. The Carson campaign reports a van carrying […]

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One dead, three injured in crash near North Platte

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A driver has died, three passengers have been injured, in a western Nebraska crash in which authorities suspect alcohol played a role. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports the vehicle ran off the road, ran up an embankment, and rolled after the driver attempted to turn the vehicle. The accident occurred very early Sunday morning […]

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One person killed, another wounded on slick road in Sarpy County

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One person is dead, another wounded after their car slid on snow-covered pavement into an intersection and was t-boned by another vehicle in Sarpy County. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred shortly after seven o’clock this morning near Bellevue. A car traveling west couldn’t stop as it approached the intersection and slid […]

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Teen who died in rollover accident identified (UPDATE)

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska early this morning. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports 17-year-old Parker Sturgis of Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. A preliminary investigation revealed that Sturgis was traveling west on 727 Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert. The […]

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Teen dies in rollover accident in south-central Nebraska

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A teen-ager died in a rollover accident in south-central Nebraska. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office reports a teen-age boy from Wilcox was thrown from the car he was driving. According to the office, the teen was driving west on a county road when the car went off the road, hit a culvert, and rolled a […]

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One dead, several injured in eastern Nebraska car-van accident

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One person is dead, several suffered injuries, in a car-van accident in eastern Nebraska. The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred last night north of Colon on Highway 109, south of County Road R. A van loaded with 12 individuals attempted a U-turn to travel south on Highway 109. A southbound car collided […]

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Omaha man injured in head-on collision with a semi

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A 28 year old man is in critical condition after an accident this morning at 168th and Pacific. At 7 a.m. a semi owned by Spic and Span Linen Supply Company was westbound on Pacific Street and was attempting a left turn when it was hit nearly head on by a pickup.  Jayme Billingsley of Omaha […]

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Trucks collide at I-80 rest area, killing two

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Two men from Iowa died in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. when an eastbound semi-trailer attempted to enter a rest area exit but, was unable to make it and merged at a slow speed back into […]

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Pedestrian is killed in hit & run crash near Elm Creek

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Authorities are investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident early this morning near Elm Creek that claimed a life. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Highway 183 near the Pilot Truck Stop just off Interstate 80, south of Elm Creek. Officials say the driver of […]

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S. Sioux City man dies in two-car crash in northeast Nebraska

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A 25-year-old South Sioux City man died Thursday night in a two-car crash in northeastern Nebraska. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office reports Aaron Surber was pronounced dead at the scene, three miles south of Laurel on Nebraska 15. According to the accident report, Surber was driving north. He over-corrected when his SUV crossed the center […]

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Colorado man dies in car/deer crash near Cozad

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Nebraska authorities are now releasing the name of the man who died in a motor vehicle accident last week. A Colorado man was killed when his Jeep hit a deer while traveling on Interstate 80 near Cozad early Friday morning. Authorities identified the victim as 27-year-old Joshua Harris of Denver. The Nebraska State Patrol says […]

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Driver likely drunk and high faces charges in fatal motorcycle accident

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A motorist driving too fast and likely under the influence of both drugs and alcohol lost control of his car, wandered into the wrong lane, running into a motorcycle, killing the cyclist. Omaha police report says 18-year-old Fredy Reyes-Garcia of Omaha was taken to Nebraska Medicine where he was pronounced dead. According to the police […]

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Construction worker falls to his death in southeast Nebraska

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A construction worker fell to his death Saturday evening while working on the roof of a building in southeastern Nebraska. 39-year-old Jason Oenbring of Tecumseh was pronounced dead at a Lincoln hospital where he was flown after the accident. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says the accident occurred Saturday evening about two miles northwest of […]

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