OMAHA, NE – The Omaha Police Department said a driver was killed in a fiery crash after his car became disabled on Friday afternoon.
In a news release, police said officers responded to the scene in the area of Interstate 480 West and 20th Street at about 12:25 p.m. Investigators found that a Pontiac 6000 sedan had broken down in a traffic lane when it was struck from behind by a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The gas tank of the Pontiac ruptured and the vehicle went up in flames, trapping the driver inside. The driver, identified as 60-year-old Darryl E. Griffin of Omaha, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford, 28-year-old Payden J. Kuhn of Omaha, was not injured. Police are investigating the collision.
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