Car Flees Hit and Run in Omaha, Crashes Into 2nd Vehicle

omahapopo(AP) — A car fleeing from a hit-and-run crash in north Omaha smashed into another vehicle, leaving one person dead.

Omaha police say the incident began early Sunday when a Mercury Sable struck a Dodge Charger and then drove away. The driver of the Charger followed in an attempt to get a license plate number.

After traveling a short distance, the Mercury ran a stop sign and hit a Jeep Cherokee, causing both vehicles to veer into a yard. The Jeep rolled onto its roof.

The driver of the Jeep was killed.

Police say five people were in the Mercury, and the driver and a passenger ran away. The three others were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

Police didn’t release names of those involved.