Victim identified in fatal Northwest Omaha wreck

The three people injured in the crash were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Published: Sep. 25, 2022 at 8:27 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - One person is dead and three more are hurt after a wreck Sunday near 156th and Maple.

Four cars were involved in the accident that happened just after 4p.m.

Omaha Police have confirmed the deceased victim is Velma Sanders, 65.

Sanders was a passenger in a gray Acura being driven by her 85-year-old mother, who suffered serious injuries.

Police say the gray Acura was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound, crossed the center divider and collided nearly head on with a maroon Subaru waiting in the eastbound turn lanes.

The collision also impacted a silver Volvo and a black Kia.

The driver of the Subaru was taken to the hospital in critical condition and the driver of the Volvo was hurt, but is expected to survive.

Omaha Police are on the scene investigating and rereouting traffic in the area.

This story will be updated.