OMAHA, NB. – The Omaha Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred early on Wednesday morning. According to NBC 6 News, a man was reportedly lying in the street when he was struck by a vehicle near 42nd Street and Crown Point Avenue at around 4:00 a.m.
The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Edward Johnson of Omaha. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a driver who reported that a man was lying in the middle of the road. According to an OPD spokesperson, the victim was struck by another vehicle before anyone could assist him. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both the driver who called 9-1-1 and the driver who hit Johnson remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. The driver who struck Johnson was cited for driving on a suspended license and failing to provide proof of insurance.
The accident remains under investigation and we will continue to update this story when new details are released.
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