Police identify man killed in fiery crash on I-80 west, I-680
Police have identified the people involved in a fiery crash that killed one man Wednesday afternoon.
On Friday, we learned Silvano Torres, 58, died in the crash.
He was riding in the rear cargo area of the van and was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.
Nemias Garcia-Velasco was the driver and is still being treated for injuries at Nebraska Medicine.
Jesus Gonzalez, who was riding in the passenger's seat was treated and released the day of the crash, which still remains under investigation.
Just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to a crash at the on-ramp to northbound I-680 from I-80 westbound.
Police say their investigation revealed that a van was traveling at excessive speed when it left the roadway, struck and vaulted over a metal guardrail.
The van then struck the concrete bridge support and rolled over, before catching on fire.
Omaha fire officials declared one man dead at the scene.
They took another man Nebraska Medicine to be treated for severe burns to his lower legs.
Another man was taken by private vehicle to Methodist Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police say speed and alcohol use are believed contributing factors to this crash.