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.