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Bellevue man dies in crash on I-80

Tyrone Santos Morales, 31, of Bellevue died Tuesday.

A Bellevue man has died in a crash on Interstate-80 Tuesday afternoon.

At around 2 p.m., officers were called to the crash at I-80 eastbound near the 13th Street off-ramp.

They learned that Tyrone Santos Morales, 31, was driving east when he drifted out of his traffic lane to the left before overcorrecting back to his original lane.

Police say this movement caused his 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser to twist and slide, crossing the two traffic lanes.

It then left the roadway and struck a parked tractor-trailer which was in a construction zone, police say.

Santos Morales was the only person in the car at the time of the crash.

He was taken to Nebraska Medicine with critical injuries and died shortly after.

No construction workers were injured in the crash.

I-80 eastbound was closed at the I-480 junction until around 5:30 p.m.

Due to the lack of witnesses to this incident, detectives are asking anyone who saw this crash to call the Omaha Police Traffic Unit at 402-444-5626.

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