Three people were injured, one seriously, in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning that tied up a southwest Omaha intersection.
The crash occurred around 2:45 a.m. at 180th Street and West Center Road, authorities said.
Police said a 2014 Dodge van was eastbound on West Center Road when it ran a red light at 180th Street and struck a northbound 2001 Ford F350 pickup truck. The Dodge van then hit a stopped 1997 GMC SUV before finally coming to rest just off the roadway.
Authorities said westbound West Center Road was closed from 177th Street to 180th Street for about three hours to allow for the cleanup of debris.
The unrestrained driver of the Ford pickup was taken to Nebraska Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver and passenger of the Dodge van suffered minor injuries and were also taken to Nebraska Medical Center.
Police said the driver of the Dodge van, Mark Ohmer, 46, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, suffered a broken ankle. The passenger in the van, Brandon Jackson, 29, of Monroe, North Carolina, was treated for bumps and bruises.
The pickup’s driver, Michael Wiekhorst, 26, of Valley, suffered a skull fracture, brain bleed and rib fractures that were considered serious but not life-threatening, police said.
The driver of the SUV, John F. Kmieciak Jr., 51, of Omaha, was not injured, police said.