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One person dead in early morning crash

Posted: 6:23 AM, Apr 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 09:48:46-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police are investigating the cause of a deadly early morning crash.

Authorities were called to the north freeway near Lake Street, just after 1 a.m. Officers confirmed one person died at the scene.

Parts of Highway 75 were closed while police worked the scene, and the highway has since reopened.

The cars involved were a Chevy Tahoe and a Nissan Altima. The Altima hit the Chevy, causing it to slide off the roadway and roll after the SUV hit a light pole. The driver of the Tahoe, Jerome Payton Jr, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Nissan was Meghan Kinsey. Alcohol is a suspecting cause of the crash. Kinsey was booked for DUI - Serious bodily injry, reckless driving, and not wearing a seat belt.