Update: Driver Critically Hurt In Crash


Two drivers were hospitalized, one in critical condition, following a crash that had traffic backed up for two hours near 156th Street and Industrial Road in Omaha Friday morning.

An eastbound pickup crossed into oncoming traffic and hit an SUV nearly head-on just after 10 a.m. The SUV driver, 31-year-old Ellen Pankievicz of Omaha, who is pregnant, was taken to Alegent Creighton University Medical Center with internal injuries considered to be life threatening.

The pickup driver, 22-year-old Travis Koplin of Omaha, was also taken to CUMC with chest and arm pain.

Charges are pending in this case, which is still under investigation.


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