Pregnant victim in fatal crash was longtime Douglas County correctional officer

Sara Zimmerman, 37
Sara Zimmerman, 37(Zimmerman Family)
Published: Apr. 3, 2022 at 1:11 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Douglas County Department of Corrections remembers Sara Zimmerman, one of the victims who died in a crash Thursday night.

Zimmerman, 37, was eight months pregnant and the driver of the Nissan Altima that caught fire in the crash near 192nd and F Street.

Douglas County Department of Corrections Director Mike Myers issued the following statement:

“Officer Sara Zimmerman served the Douglas County Community for fifteen years. She possessed a unique combination of wisdom, compassion, and optimism that changed the lives of everyone she met. There are hundreds, if not thousands of incarcerated people who have turned their lives around as a result of her influence. As a member of the Douglas County Department of Corrections family, she was the first to give of her time and talent to any co-worker in need. She made us all better people.

To lose Sara is beyond comprehension. To lose her in the manner we did when she was about to welcome her son into the world makes this loss nearly unbearable. We will honor her memory by trying to emulate her legacy in everyone we meet.

Our most heartfelt condolences go out to her husband Brian, also a Douglas County Correctional Officer, and to all of her family and loved ones.”

The crash killed two people and sent another to a hospital with serious injuries.

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