A 29-year-old Omaha man died Friday night after the car he was driving careened off Interstate 80 and crashed into a creek in Cass County, Nebraska, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said.
Nyigillo Oyet was taken by ambulance to Bryan Medical Center’s west campus in Lincoln, where he was pronounced dead.
The crash was reported at 9:22 p.m. Friday.
Witnesses told deputies that they saw a 2007 Lincoln MKZ weaving in the Interstate’s eastbound lanes before going into the median, and briefly onto the inside shoulder of the westbound lanes.
The car veered back into the median, according to the witnesses, narrowly missing a bridge rail before becoming airborne and crossing over the creek and into the opposite embankment.
The car was partially submerged when it landed on its top. Passersby tried unsuccessfully to locate any victims, but Nebraska State Patrol troopers found Oyet — the car’s lone occupant — still in his seat belt, the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
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