OMAHA, NE – Authorities said a Creighton University senior was killed when her vehicle was involved in a collision in Omaha early Friday morning, the Lincoln Journal-Star reports.
The victim was identified as 22-year-old Mary Kate Phelan of Wilmette, Illinois. According to police, Phelan was driving a Hyundai Azera west on Dodge Street just before 1 a.m. when she tried to turn into a restaurant parking lot. Her car was hit by a Toyota Camry heading east.
Phelan was transported to Nebraska Medical Center, where she died the following day. The other driver, 20-year-old Mohanad Al Mashrafi of Omaha, was hospitalized. No details were released on his condition.
Creighton’s president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, emailed staff and students to inform them of Phelan’s death and noted that she had volunteered for a national organization that works with children who have cancer.
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