Bond Set For Driver In Deadly Hit-And-Run

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Bond was set Wednesday morning at 10 percent of $300,000 for one of the suspects in Sunday's hit-and-run accident that killed an Omaha doctor.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 28th for 31-year-old Pedro Diego-Antonio, who was allegedly behind the wheel of the car that struck and killed Dr. Edward Horowitz near 38th and Dodge just after 4:30 p.m. Witnesses said the impact sent the 63-year-old, a doctor at the Creighton University School of Medicine, into a U-Haul truck, shattering the windshield.

The car kept going, but was located a short time later at 40th and Harney. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. Diego-Antonio faces multiple charges, including motor vehicle homicide, felony DUI and leaving the scene of a personal injury collision. His passenger, 23-year-old Simon Santos-Lorenzo, will not be charged.

Edward Horowitz

Creighton released the following statement Monday afternoon:

"Creighton University School of Medicine mourns the unexpected loss of Edward Horowitz, M.D., an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases who also held a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology. Horowitz died on Sunday, June 22 after being struck by a car.

Horowitz was a passionate educator and, as such, has touched the lives of countless medical students during his tenure at Creighton University. His loss weighs heavy on the hearts of faculty, staff and students within the medical school and across the campus. As a community, we grieve with his family and friends and we offer our heartfelt support for his closest colleagues and collaborators."

Horowitz, born in Los Angeles in 1950, started a nearly four decades-long career at Creighton as a medical student. He graduated from the School of Medicine in 1978 before completing an internship, residency, chief residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals.

“Ed absolutely loved being a Creighton faculty member,” says Gary Gorby, M.D., associate professor of medicine and medical microbiology, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and associate chair of Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “He loved taking care of patients and he loved teaching the next generation of doctors. He took delight in seeing trainees grow, mature and become successful practitioners of the healing art of medicine who, in turn, would pass the torch of the Creighton mission to those who would follow.”

Once named a “Best Doctor in America,” Horowitz practiced at the VA Medical Center as well as the Creighton Travel Clinic at Alegent Creighton Clinic in Dundee. He also provided care to the community as a staff physician at the Omaha Indian-Chicano Health Center in the 1980s, La Plaza Health Center in the 1990s and at the Magis Clinic at Sienna Francis House since 2001.

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