UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after hit by a pickup truck in north Omaha

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 7:47 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck near the intersection of 56th Street and Ames Avenue just after 6 p.m. Thursday.

“What we’ve learned so far is a pedestrian left the shoulder, or he was near the sidewalk and walked out into the traffic lane. He was struck by a Ford F-150,” OPD Traffic Division Sgt. Jason Menning said.

The victim was transported with CPR in progress from the scene to Nebraska Medicine, where he later died. He has been identified as 33-year-old Christian Bauerle of Omaha.

Police say the pedestrian may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time. The truck driver was not and was said to be cooperating with investigators.

This is the fourth traffic fatality in Omaha this year and the second involving a pedestrian.

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