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1 dead in I-680 crash involving multiple vehicles

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 23:39:51-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha police say one person is dead after a crash involving four vehicles including a school bus on I-680 near 72nd Street around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A police spokesperson tells 3 News Now that the school bus driver went to Immanuel with minor injures and a person in another car died.

Officers were called to I-680 just west of 72nd after reports of a four-car personal injury crash.

A 2006 Buick was following a white 2009 Audio in the left lane going eastbound. The Buick passed the Audi in the right lane and moved back over to the left lane.

A press release from OPD said the driver of the Buick struck the front of the Audi, causing both vehicles to spin out onto the grass median.

The Audi came to a halt in the median, while the Buick continued on to the westbound lanes of I-680.

The Buick was struck on the drivers side by a school bus going westbound.

Debris from the collision then hit a westbound 2018 Honda.

The driver of the Buick, identified as 47-year-old Bradley G. Uecker, was transported to Bergan Mercy by Omaha Fire Department medics where he was later pronounced dead.

Bus driver Komlavi A. N Danou, 34, went to Immanuel with minor injuries.

The occupants of the Audi and Honda were uninjured.

The only occupant on the bus at the time was the driver--no children were on board.

An autopsy for Uecker is scheduled for Thursday.