Loss of ninth-graders who died in 1971 still felt
A memorial stone for Brian Ripley, Jack Selvera and Dale Uhlig at Immanuel Medical Center. The boys were hit by a car in 1971 while walking on 60th Street, and their deaths sparked a push for more sidewalks in Omaha.
Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:00 am
The news of three ninth-graders being hit by a car and killed in 1971 shook the city of Omaha.
It caused an uproar so loud that the Nebraska Legislature forced the city to put in sidewalks on main streets like the one where the boys had been walking.
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Monday, June 24, 2013 12:00 am.