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UPDATE: Pregnant woman dies from injuries after being struck by car on 62nd & Dodge Tuesday

Alcohol use by the pedestrian being investigated as a factor
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Posted at 9:52 PM, Sep 27, 2022

Update 9/29/22:

Omaha Police say a 35-year-old pregnant woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday night.

Around 8:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a personal injury crash involving a pedestrian at 62nd and Dodge.

Police say the investigation revealed a pedestrian walked out into a marked crosswalk against the traffic signal and was struck by a westbound 2014 Acura MDX which was in the middle lane.

The pedestrian, identified as 35-year-old Shelby Cherek of Bennington, had CPR performed by her by UNO security until medics arrived. Cherek was transported to the hospital with serious head injuries where she later died.

Cherek was 22 weeks pregnant, according to police. Alcohol use by Cherek is being investigated as a factor as she had an alcoholic beverage on her.

The crash remains under investigation.

Original story 9/27/22:

Omaha Police are investigating a crash between a pregnant female pedestrian and a driver on 62nd and Dodge Street on Tuesday night.

The male driver did stay on the scene. The pedestrian had CPR done on arrival but she was stabilized before being sent to Nebraska Medicine.

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