Deputies Still Looking For Car Involved In Fatal Crash

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

Three days later the search continues for the driver of a burgundy Ford Taurus that left the scene of a deadly crash that happened near 115th and Harrison.

Laura Hall and her nephew and niece lay flowers at the scene of crash on Monday where 33-year old Elly Mijungu died instantly.

Hall lives off of 115th and Harrison and says cars traveling eastbound speed all the time.

“They probably do fifty or more miles an hour, it's like a highway out there,” says Hall.

But it wasn't speed that caused the crash, it was a driver in a burgundy Ford Taurus that ran through a stop sign.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the Taurus sped through a stop sign coming out of an apartment complex and turned right traveling eastbound on Harrison Street.

That's when Mijingu, traveling east on Harrison saw the Taurus and in order to avoid rear ending the car he swerved into the westbound lane into oncoming traffic.

Fred Alva says he's seen several accidents near his home and says something needs to be done.

“Put a four way stop or something to slow it down. Or have radar out here a little more because they really come across that hill pretty fast."

Deputies say if your in a similar situation the worst thing to do is turn into oncoming traffic.

A lot of times you’re better off hitting your breaks and actually being in a collision then trying to avoid it,” says Deputy Joe Martinec.

“Because a lot of times trying to avoid the collision causes more harm then good."

They are hoping the driver will step up and do the right thing.

“I would really like to see the driver who ran the stop sign come forward to us and say I ran the stop sign.”

“They're looking at worst case scenario getting a citation for violating the stop sign.”

If you have any information call on the burgundy Ford Taurus call 402- 444-6000.


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