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I-480 NB and SB closed mid-morning due to fatal wreck

Posted: 11:49 AM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-21 15:20:03Z
NDOT I-480

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 2 PM - Traffic is now open northbound and southbound.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation says a fatal wreck on I-480 NB and SB has shut down traffic in both directions from 480/75/80-480/75 30th St.

You may want to consider avoiding the area and choosing an alternate route.

UPDATE

The driver has been identified as 57-year-old Frederick Cox of Omaha.

A Police investigation revealed that the car Cox was driving was eastbound when the car drifted left, went through a chain link fence and vaulted onto the I-480 roadway below. Cox's vehicle struck two other vehicles before colliding with, and flipping over the concrete median and finally came to rest on the northbound lane of I-480.

I-480 was closed from 10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.