Nebraska woman arrested for DUI related to fatal crash

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2020 | Drunk Driving |

In early February, a collision reportedly occurred between two cars on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Nebraska. Authorities have since completed their investigation into the crash and concluded that alcohol was a factor. 

The crash killed the driver of one vehicle, a 67-year-old man from Lincoln. Law enforcement arrested the other driver, a 25-year-old woman from Omaha, approximately two weeks ago for driving under the influence and related charges. 

Stalled vehicle 

The crash occurred near the Nebraska 370 exit on I-80 in Omaha. For reasons that authorities have not commented on, one of the vehicles had stalled in the center lane when the other vehicle struck it from behind. According to authorities, their investigation indicated that the driver was unable to stop her vehicle or avoid hitting the other one. 

In addition to the death of the driver of the stalled vehicle, a passenger sustained critical injuries requiring hospitalization, current condition unknown. The vehicle that struck the other contained three passengers who, along with the driver, sustained minor injuries. 

Multiple charges 

A news release from the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office indicates that authorities arrested the woman who had driven the other vehicle approximately two weeks ago. At that time, reports indicated that she remained in custody. She faces charges of driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, following too closely, second-offense aggravated DUI and motor-vehicle homicide. 

No information is available about her first-offense aggravated DUI. Journalists intended to reach an attorney for comment about the case. However, court records did not name any attorney representing the woman.