Crash alert: Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-480 in Omaha
OMAHA, NE – A wrong-way crash in Omaha early Monday left one driver dead and another critically injured, reports the Omaha World-Herald.
The incident happened on Interstate 480 near St. Mary’s Avenue at about 1 a.m. Police said 23-year-old Joshua M. Seaman was driving a Lincoln MK-2 in the wrong direction on I-480 and collided nearly head-on with a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 42-year-old Ray A. Sutton.
Sutton, a resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene. Seaman, of Omaha, was critically injured and transported to Nebraska Medical Center.
Authorities shut down I-480 south in the area for over four hours while the crash was being investigated. There was no immediate word on whether any charges will be filed.
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