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Confirmed fatality at 60th and Ames Thursday night

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 06:48:43-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Police Department is investigating a traffic incident that resulted in a fatality on Thursday night.

Around 6 p.m., officers were dispatched to 5627 Ames Ave. for a personal injury accident involving a pedestrian.

Omaha Police say Christian Bauerle, 33, left the sidewalk on the south side of Ames Ave and walked into the eastbound traffic lanes of Ames Ave.

Bauerle was then struck by an eastbound Ford F150 pickup and was taken with CPR in progress to Nebraska Medicine. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Bauerle died.

Police say Bauerle may have been intoxicated when he was jaywalking in the area.

No citations have been issued to the driver of the pickup truck.

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