Pedestrian Killed After Falling Into Street And Being Hit By Multiple Cars

A man is dead following a Friday night hit-and-run crash in midtown. 

Just after 11:30, officers were called to 36th & Leavenworth for a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. A witness told officers that the pedestrian using a cane was walking westbound, with the assistance of a cane, along the north side of Leavenworth. According to the witness, the man, 64 year old Julian Branker, slipped and fell into the street. 

The witness pulled over at 37th & Leavenworth to help Branker, who was laying still in the road. The witness then told officers that while Branker was down in the road, he was struck by three different westbound vehicles. None of those vehicles stopped to render aid.

Branker was transported to Nebraska Medicine with critical life threatening injuries and died shortly after arrival.

The only description of a vehicle that fled the scene, is a dark red colored SUV.

Anyone that witnessed or has information about this crash is asked to contact the Omaha Police Traffic Unit at 402-444-5626 or Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867).

(Photo courtesy of 6 News)


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