Pregnant pedestrian dies after being struck in traffic in Omaha

Investigators said she had crossed against a traffic light near UNO.
A follow-up on the deadly accident near UNO two nights ago.
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 7:42 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police reported Thursday that a Bennington woman had died after being struck in traffic Wednesday night.

Police determined that Shelby Cherek, 35, who was 22 weeks pregnant, walked into a marked crosswalk after 8 p.m. Tuesday at 62nd and Dodge streets.

The investigation revealed she walked against the traffic signal and that a westbound car traveling in the middle lane collided with Cherek.

Members of a UNO security team performed CPR on her until Omaha Fire Department medics arrived. She was then taken to a hospital with serious head injuries.

The 61-year-old driver stayed at the scene and was not injured.