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Omaha teen killed in crash remembered as 'sincere and loving person'

Omaha teen killed in crash remembered as 'sincere and loving person'

Jamin Creek

Jamin Creek, 18, died in a crash early Friday morning. He was a pitcher on the Burke High School varsity baseball team and a 2021 graduate from the school.

The Burke High School community is mourning the death of a recent graduate.

Jamin Creek, 18, was killed in a car crash when he and four other teens collided with another vehicle in the intersection of 204th Street and West Q Road about 3:45 a.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other teens were taken to local hospitals, with at least one in critical condition. They were identified as 17-year-old Shea Alfrey, 17-year-old Payton Royal, 17-year-old Alexis Liebsack and 18-year-old David Kay.

The driver of the other vehicle, 43-year-old Gino Dawson, was also taken to an area hospital as a precaution, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office thinks that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, according to the press release.

Creek was a pitcher on the Burke varsity baseball team and a 2021 graduate of the school.

A Twitter account associated with Burke baseball shared condolences to Creek’s family Saturday morning.

“Today the Burke community mourns the loss of one of our own,” the tweet said. “Jamin was such a sincere and loving person, who will be greatly missed.

“Our condolences to the Creek family & those who knew him. Please continue to pray for the 5 others who were part of this accident.”

Mason Schenk of Omaha remembers his longtime friend as a “gifted athlete, great person and an even better friend.”

“Jamin was an amazing person, and he’ll continue to touch and motivate so many regardless of if he’s here or not,” Schenk said. “He made sure everyone around him was OK and always made someone smile when he came into a room.”

As of Saturday evening, plans for a memorial service had not yet been publicly announced.

Omaha World-Herald: Afternoon Update

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Jessica Wade covers breaking news, crime and the Omaha zoo. Follow her on Twitter @Jess_Wade_OWH. Phone: 402-444-1067

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