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Motorcyclist from South Omaha fatal crash identified

Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 11, 2018

The motorcyclist who died in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday morning has been identified by Omaha Police as 31-year-old Juan J. Moreno-Tamayo.

According to police, a 2001 Ford Explorer was driving northbound on 32nd Street when it failed to yield at a stop sign, striking Moreno-Tamayo while he was riding his motorcycle. Moreno-Tamayo ended up under the vehicle. The driver then fled the scene with his vehicle, running over Moreno-Tamayo and his motorcycle in the process. 

The license plate of the Explorer is UKE591 and it is registered to Luis Velasquez-Ortiz. 

Police want anyone with information on where the vehicle or the registered owner is to call the OPD Traffic Unit at (402)-444-5627.