Driver Killed In Collision With City Bus

An Omaha man was killed when his pickup collided with a Metro bus Thursday evening.

Police said 67-year-old Michael Munn was entering Interstate 480 northbound from the Martha Street on-ramp around 6:30 p.m. A bus driven by 49-year-old Sheldon Johnson of Papillion was stalled in a lane just south of the Woolworth Street overpass and had its flashers on. Munn's pickup rammed into the back of the bus.

He was taken to Alegent Creighton University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.

Johnson was uninjured. There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

Randy Hawkins and his wife were driving in separate cars when they came upon the scene minutes before the crash. “We came to an abrupt standstill behind a MAT bus that was traveling at a very, very slow pace in the center of the interstate,” said Randy.

The minimum speed on the interstate is 40 mph and even going 45 mph can sometimes seem dangerous. “I don't know how far this bus had limped along before it evidently broke down,” added Randy.

The accident remains under investigation and because of that Metro can't comment on the accident. It did say every bus has a state of the art video monitoring system on board.


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