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Police: Elkhorn man, 22, dies after crashing car into pole near 60th, Leavenworth streets

At around 10:45 p.m., officers were called to 60th and Leavenworth streets.

An Elkhorn man is now dead after police say he crashed into a large metal pole Saturday night.

At around 10:45 p.m., officers were called to 60th and Leavenworth streets.

There, they learned that Chase Kruse, 22, was driving west on Leavenworth when police say he continued onto Elmwood Park Drive and left the roadway.

Police say he then crashed into a large metal utility pole.

Omaha Fire Medics arrived and declared Kruse dead.

Police say he was not was not wearing a seatbelt. They that was a factor in the crash along with speed and alcohol.


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