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Papillion PD identify deceased victim of Highway 50 crash

Driver of another vehicle transported to hospital by Life Flight
Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 13:33:48-05

1/8/21 - Update

On Friday, the Papillion Police Department provided an update on a crash near Highway 50 and Capehart Road that resulted in the death of one person.

The department said a northbound Ford F150, driven by 57-year-old Louis Geditz of Lousiville, crossed the median and came to rest on top of a southbound vehicle driven by 63-year-old Bruce Hawkins. Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second southbound vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Gilbert Anson, was also struck in the crash. Anson was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

A fourth vehicle was involved but only “received minor damage from flying debris.”

Geditz, the driver of the F150, was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

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According to a Papillion police sergeant at the scene, two vehicles were traveling south bound on Capehart around 2:49 p.m. on Thursday afternoon when a north bound pickup crossed the center line. It struck the first car, killing the male driver of that vehicle.

The male driver of the second vehicle was life-flighted to UNMC in critical condition. The pickup driver, also male, had non-life threatening injuries.

According to witnesses, the pickup driver was driving erratically moments before the crash.

The investigation ongoing.