Passenger dies of injuries in crash on 30th & Burdette; driver arrested
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) --
Update: The passenger in the crash, Chestrina Wilson-Gibbs, 30, has died of her injuries, police said Thursday night.
The driver in the crash, Randy Davis, 43, was released from Nebraska Medicine Thursday and booked into Douglas County Corrections.
He was charged with DUI causing serious injury and leaving the scene of a crash.
A woman is in the hospital badly hurt after the car she was in crashed Wednesday afternoon on 30th and Burdette in Omaha.
The crash happened at around 2 p.m. when police say Randy Davis, 43, was driving north on 30th Street in a "reckless manner."
Just prior to Burdette Street, police say Davis lost control of his 2007 GMC Acadia, resulting in a collision with a large forklift that was turning left into a construction site near Burdette Street.
Immediately following the collision, police say Davis ran away from the scene but was taken into custody a short distance away by an Omaha police sergeant who happened to be in the area.
Chestrina Wilson-Gibbs, 30, was the passenger in Davis' car and suffered critical injuries.
She was taken to Nebraska Medicine with CPR in progress and is being treated for massive internal injuries that police believe are life-threatening.
Police say alcohol consumption is being investigated as a major contributing factor which led up to this collision which remains under investigation.
The driver of the forklift did not report any injuries to police.