Man charged in deadly Omaha hit & run

An Omaha man is facing several charges in a suspected hit-and-run accident last month.
Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 8:03 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A 24-year-old man arrested Thursday afternoon to face charges in a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened two weeks ago was due in court Friday.

Miguelangel Bringshimback was booked for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Miguelangel Bringshimback
Miguelangel Bringshimback(Omaha Police Department)

Police allege that he struck Milagros Lopez, 23, in the area of 23rd and Castelar streets in the early morning hours of Feb. 17. Lopez was found in an alleyway. She was rushed to a hospital with CPR in progress but later died.

In Douglas County Court on Friday, he waived his preliminary hearing and given a bond of $175,000. He’s formally charged with failing to stop and render aid in a crash resulting in death.

According to court documents, video surveillance captured the audio of loud arguing heard until a vehicle appears in view and accelerates through the alley.

Two days later, on Feb. 18, two people who said they witnessed the incident went to Omaha Police headquarters, telling officers they had gone with three other people to the victim’s address. During an altercation there, the suspect allegedly climbed into the driver’s seat, struck her, and fled, according to the witnesses.

On Tuesday, another witness came forward to say they had been in the car at the time the victim was killed, giving a story that was consistent with the previous accounts. On Wednesday, a fourth witness also gave a similar statement, the court records state.

After one witness called 911, they all returned to the scene and drove by, seeing the victim in the alley before police and fire personnel arrived — but they left the scene and did not stop to render aid.