Complete Omaha, NE accident reports and news.

DMA: 
Omaha, NE
State: 
Nebraska
Date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014
City: 
Omaha, NE
Area: 
Omaha, NE

Two teenagers were seriously injured in a West Omaha traffic accident Friday afternoon. The victims are identified as 16-year-old Aaron Gosch and 16-year-old Thomas Halber. Gosch was driving northbound on Bob Boozer Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m. when he lost control of the car and partially left the roadway. The vehicle slid sideways and hit a guard rail. Gosch was cited for Failure to Maintain Lane and for a Fixed Object Collision.

Date: 
Sat, 05/24/2014
City: 
Omaha, NE
Area: 
Omaha, NE

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Police say a Fremont man was killed after his motorcycle crashed into a car in Omaha.

The motorcyclist was identified as 26-year-old Preston J. Turner. Omaha police say Turner was riding northbound in Omaha around 9:40 p.m. Sunday when his 2006 Kawasaki struck a southbound 2010 Lexus Sedan that was turning east.

Police say Turner was unable to avoid striking the Lexus. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Lexus was identified as 83-year-old William W. Hugh, of Omaha. Police say the crash remains under investigation.

Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014
City: 
Omaha, NE
Area: 
Omaha, NE

Omaha police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of drunken driving after they say drove his pickup into the back of another truck, then crashed into a house.

Police say Joseph Linhart drove off after rear-ending another pickup stopped for a red light in south Omaha around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

They say Linhart then lost control of his truck while speeding away, crashing into a home near 52nd and O streets.

Police say he tried to flee on foot but was caught a short distance away.

Date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014
City: 
Omaha, NE
Area: 
Omaha, NE

Authorities say a bicyclist has been killed in the Omaha area after a vehicle collided into him.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old James Johnston was struck Thursday afternoon just west of Omaha. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and died a short time later.

Additional information about the driver of the vehicle has not been released.

The crash is under investigation.

Date: 
Sun, 01/19/2014
City: 
Omaha, NE
Area: 
Omaha, NE

At least 10 people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse Monday at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.

Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said he's not sure how many workers could be trapped in the wreckage of the International Nutrition plant. The fire that followed the explosion around 10 a.m. has been extinguished, but firefighters gingerly searched the structure, fearing that more debris could rain down.