A man has died after he was struck by a semi truck in downtown Omaha Thursday afternoon.

The man, who has not been identified by Omaha police pending next-of-kin notification, was walking across 16th Street from east to west against the traffic light, officials said.

Jeremy Cleaver was driving a 2006 Freightliner Corp. semi without the trailer southbound on 16th Street and was turning east onto Cuming Street during a green light, police said. Cleaver, 43, of Gary, Indiana, struck the man about 4:30 p.m. as he was in the crosswalk.

The man was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in extremely critical condition but was later pronounced dead.

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Another person was hit by a car in a separate crash in north Omaha Thursday night.

Randy Porter, 48, of Omaha suffered a serious head injury that officials didn’t consider life-threatening.

He was hit by Kinnie Fairchild, 60, of Omaha, who was driving a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero, just after 9:30 p.m.

Porter was crossing Florence Boulevard from east to west and Fairchild hit him while driving south on that street.

Police said Porter was not at a marked crosswalk. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center.

Officials said alcohol and speed are not factors in the crash.

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliaconleyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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