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Authorities investigating after fatal crash on I-80 exit ramp

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-10 13:59:08-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A 65-year-old man died Saturday evening after a crash on an I-80 westbound exit ramp, according to Omaha Police.

Around 7:45 p.m., officers were called to the exit ramp from I-80 westbound to 72nd St for a hit and run accident.

The investigation found that a Jeep clipped the corner of a Ford Explorer while both drivers were westbound on the exit ramp. This caused the Explorer to spin out and come to a rest on the shoulder.

Police say that the Jeep, initially reported as a run vehicle, hadn't fled but left the ramp and hit a tree.

The driver of the Jeep, 65-year-old Kevin Lafferty, died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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