Family Asks For Help Burying Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash

By: Joe Chiodo, Erin Murray Email
By: Joe Chiodo, Erin Murray Email
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The family of an Omaha man killed last Sunday morning in a hit-and-run crash needs help with funeral expenses.

Twenty-three-year-old Brycel Jackson died a few blocks from his home at Larimore Avenue and Fontenelle Boulevard where the driver of a car allegedly ran a stop sign and struck Jackson's Jeep. It rolled over onto its roof and Jackson was killed.

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The other driver got out of her vehicle and ran off, but later turned herself in to police. Eighteen-year-old Justice Wiggins of Omaha is being held on a $500,000 bond, charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident causing death.

“He was a really good guy, real family oriented, always with his family,” said friend Walter Staples.

Wiggins first struck a Dodge Charger at North 42nd and Ames around 12:45 a.m. and drove away. The driver of the Charger followed in an attempt to get a license plate number.

Three passengers in Wiggins' Mercury Sable suffered minor injuries in the second accident.

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