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One person killed in crash at 72nd and Cass Streets

One person killed in crash at 72nd and Cass Streets

The driver of a Toyota Corolla died Monday in a crash at 72nd and Cass Streets, according to Omaha police.

The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. when the male driver turned his Corolla into the path of an oncoming SUV, police said.

The Corolla was going south on 72nd Street, and the SUV, a Dodge Nitro, was going north. After colliding, both vehicles spun around, and the Corolla then collided with a westbound Volkswagen SUV.

The driver of the Toyota was not wearing a seat belt, police said. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he died.

Police say witnesses and video surveillance provided an account of what happened.

The driver of the Dodge Nitro was not seriously injured.

Omaha World-Herald: Afternoon Update

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