One dead, three hurt in north Omaha crash involving multiple vehicles

Police: One female died at hospital, three others sustained minor injuries; speed believed to be a factor
One person is dead and three others injured after a nasty crash along NW Radial Highway in Omaha.
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 3:25 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police are investigating after one woman died and three more people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving at least three vehicles at a busy intersection in north-central Omaha.

Omaha Police told 6 News the injury crash report near 50th Street and NW Radial Highway was reported at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday.

The investigation showed a Kia Forte headed east had slowed to the south turn lane of NW Radial just before the intersection with 50th. The Kia then attempted a left turn, improperly crossing two lanes of traffic and a north turn lane.

A Nissan Altima headed east swerved to avoid the Kia, but ended up crashing about 150 feet east of the intersection. The Kia continued its turn before it was struck by a westbound Ford F-150 pickup.

Officials at the scene told 6 News that speed is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

Three ambulances and multiple police were dispatched to the scene. Four people were transported from the scene to Nebraska Medicine, at least one of them with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Kia is being treated for chest and back pain. The passenger of the Kia, 76-year-old Melody Stephens of Omaha, died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The driver of the Ford pickup was not hurt, but a passenger was treated for arm and shoulder pain.

The driver of the Nissan complained of pain in his arm and leg. He left the hospital shortly after giving a statement to authorities, against the advisement of medical staff.

OPD tells 6 News all lanes reopened at 5:45 p.m. The crash remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.