OMAHA, NE – Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed in an accident on Interstate 80 in Omaha Thursday morning, according to KETV.
The incident happened at about 4:15 a.m., when the person was hit by a semi-truck in the westbound lanes of I-80, just east of the 60th Street on-ramp. The victim’s identity has not yet been released, and it remained unclear why the pedestrian was on the interstate at the time.
The highway’s westbound lanes were shut down for the police investigation, with traffic diverted onto 42nd Street. The crash caused delays that stretched back to I-480. One westbound lane reopened shortly after 5:30 a.m. as crews continued working to clear the scene. I-80 reopened at 8:25 a.m.
With limited protection from impacts and an increase in traffic on many city roads, there is always a risk that a car accident will leave pedestrians with lasting injuries. If you have been an accident victim, an experienced Nebraska pedestrian accident lawyer may be able to assist you during this difficult time. If you require assistance or simply want to inquire about your specific case, call Rensch & Rensch at 800-471-4100. You can also fill out a contact form or chat live with us on our site.