Man cited for misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in connection to October crash

NW Radial and Nicholas
Posted at 7:39 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-03 10:04:12-04

UPDATE 11/3/21

According to Omaha Police, a pick-up truck driver has been cited in connection to a crash that killed a motorcyclist in early October.

After consultation with the Douglas County Attorney's Office, 60-year-old Mark Simmons faces a misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide charge after his Toyota Tundra struck 34-year-old Pedro Flores, a motorcyclist who died at the scene.

Flores was wearing a DOT-approved helmet.

UPDATED 1:30 p.m.

Omaha police say a motorcyclist died early Monday morning in a crash on Omaha's Northwest Radial Highway.

Police say the crash happened about 5:45 a.m. when a pickup truck traveling east on Nicholas Street collided with the motorcycle traveling south on the highway in northeastern Omaha.

The crash closed a stretch of Northwest Radial in both directions for several hours Monday morning.

Police have not released the name of the motorcyclist killed. Investigators say the truck driver was not injured, but was taken into custody following the crash.

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