Police: Driver May Have Died From Medical Condition

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Omaha police are investigating whether a medical condition led up to a fatal crash Sunday morning outside of the Nebraska Medical Center.

The driver, 59-year-old Dennis Lahood of Omaha, was found dead inside his pickup. Investigators believe he might have been trying to get help at the hospital and didn't make it.

The truck was heading northbound on 42nd Street around 3:45 a.m. Police say it crossed into the southbound lane, drove up onto a sidewalk and struck a street light at Emile. The pickup then rolled onto its passenger side.

"Due to just the circumstances of where the hospital is and his age, it's possible he could have just been coming here to the Nebraska Medical Center," said Omaha Police Sgt. Jason Menning.

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