Thrown from vehicle while backing up
Omaha Police received a 9-1-1 call shortly after 3 AM Saturday morning of a crash near 46th and Madison. There they found a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in an empty field.
Further investigation revealed that a man in the Jeep put the parked vehicle in reverse and tried to backup in a reckless manner. As the vehicle vaulted over the curb into the field, the man was thrown out.
He was prounced dead at the scene. Invesgtigators say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. The man's name is being withheld.