An Omaha man struck by a vehicle while crossing the intersection of 67th and L Streets on Friday afternoon has died, Omaha police say.
Thomas Smith III, 45, was struck by a 2003 Nissan Xterra driven by Anthony A. Potter, 18, about 2 p.m. Friday, police said.
An investigation revealed that Smith was crossing at a crosswalk when Potter, heading east, violated a red light and struck him, police said.
Multiple witnesses performed CPR on Smith until medics arrived and took him to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he died.
Potter was cited on suspicion of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide.
This was the 24th fatal crash Omaha police have investigated in 2019. Five of the 24 crashes have involved a pedestrian who died, Omaha Police Sgt. Jason Menning tweeted Friday evening.
This is now a motor vehicle fatality investigation. It is the 24th fatal crash OPD Traffic has investigated in 2019. Five of the twenty four crashes have involved a pedestrian who died.— Sgt.Jason Menning (@OPDSgtMenning) October 19, 2019
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