Woman killed in Dodge Street crash Sunday night; other driver facing homicide charge

Omaha Police said the 24-year-old driver in custody was under the influence.
Police say he was drunk and speeding when he collided with a silver Nissan that was crossing.
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 9:10 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2022 at 10:21 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A 24-year-old man was arrested after a fatal two-car crash Sunday night near 76th and Dodge streets, Omaha Police said Monday.

OPD on Monday morning identified the victim as 44-year-old Gina McKenna, who was declared dead at the scene.

Michael Packett, 24, was driving a silver Audi A4 eastbound on Dodge Street just before 9 p.m. Sunday. He was traveling eastbound on Dodge Street near 76th Street when he crashed into a southbound 2012 Nissan Sentra, forcing the vehicle into a wooden pole on the south side of Dodge Street, where it caught fire, according to OPD’s Monday morning news release.

Packett was arrested and booked into Douglas County Corrections to face charges of motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence.

Michael Packett, 24
Michael Packett, 24(WOWT)

OPD told 6 News on Sunday night at the scene that Packett was suspected of driving under the influence. The passenger in his vehicle was transported to the hospital, but did not have life-threatening injuries, according to police at the scene.

Crash investigators had both lanes of Dodge Street shut down for several hours after the crash.

A fatal crash left one person dead and another injured

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