OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 12:30 p.m.
A crash on I-80 eastbound near 96th Street, at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, snarled traffic following a Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) pursuit. Three eastbound lanes on the interstate were initially closed, but have since opened.
According to a press release by NSP, one person was injured and another arrested after a suspect fled a traffic stop and crashed on the interstate.
A trooper, says NSP, observed a Toyota Sienna traveling southbound at an estimated 90 miles per hour on I-680. As the vehicle merged onto eastbound I-80, the trooper attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle accelerated and fled.
After approximately 30 seconds, the vehicle lost control and crashed into the jersey barrier that separates eastbound and westbound lanes. The Toyota then struck a Chevrolet Impala, causing minor damage, according to the state patrol.
NSP says that the driver of the Toyota, Nicholas Brady, 32, of Omaha, was extricated from the vehicle by Omaha Fire and Rescue and was then transported to Bergan Mercy Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Impala, Tylon Holmes, 27, of Omaha, was not injured. Holmes had an active warrant. He was arrested and lodged in Douglas County Jail.
Charges are pending for Brady. The Omaha Police Department is investigating the crash.
Left 3 lanes blocked on I-80 EB near 96th Street from a crash. The curve from I-680 SB to I-80 EB is now closed. Plan for an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/jQdfjW4vG0— Caitlin Connell (@CaitlinCOnTV) April 21, 2022