Wrong-way crash kills three in Omaha


Three people were killed in a two-car crash on Sunday, and authorities say one car was traveling down the road the wrong way when the vehicles collided nearly head-on.

Omaha police responded to a crash at 12:54 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 480 in Omaha.

Investigators said a 2014 Chevy Cruze was going northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 480 near where it joins with Interstate 80. A 2000 Chevy Impala was going southbound from I-480.

Omaha Fire Medics arrived and declared two men in the Impala and one man in the Cruze dead at the scene. The driver in the Cruze was not wearing a seat belt.

Omaha Police Sgt. Jason Menning said both vehicles were traveling between 50 mph and 60 mph, according to the Associated Press.

The Traffic Unit is working to identify all three victims of the crash. Authorities ordered autopsies of all three people.

Nebraska State Patrol and State Department of Roads were on scene to assist with the road closure. All southbound I-480 traffic were diverted to westbound I-80 for nearly six hours.

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