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One dead after crash along Dodge St. early Friday

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 18:06:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE: 5 PM

One is dead another is injured following a crash Friday morning along Dodge St.

On Friday afternoon police identified the deceased driver as James Yungbluth, 63, of Waterloo.

Charges are pending against the other driver who is identified as John Caillau, 28, of Omaha.

According to Omaha Police, a car and an SUV were driving side by side at a high speed when they bumped into each other.

The car spun and hit an ORBT bus stop and the SUV hit the median and rolled into the westbound lanes.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. He is being booked for motor vehicle homicide.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

PRIOR STORY:

A portion of Dodge St. is closed Friday morning after a fatal crash.

See more from 3 News Now meteorologist and traffic reporter Caitlin Connell below.

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