OMAHA, NE - On Saturday, Chinyere Nwuju, 38, was taken into custody after being released from Mercy Hospital. She was taken to the hospital on June 24, following a crash, in which she reportedly killed a man and a woman at the intersection of N. 90th Street and Maple Avenue.
In a press release, the Omaha Police Department reported the following:
“The investigation revealed a 2008 Dodge Nitro was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on N 90th Street when it violated a red light signal at Maple Street. The Dodge Nitro collided with a 2002 Dodge Ram which was eastbound on Maple Street. The force of the impact split the Dodge Ram in half.
The Dodge Nitro continued south where it struck a 2017 Jeep Renegade which was stopped in traffic and waiting to turn west onto Maple Street from northbound N 90th Street.”
Both Roberto Gonzalez, 58, and Annette North, 56, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Jeep Renegade, 39-year-old Kimberly Edwards was not injured, according to a police report.
Nwuju has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, and is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail on an ICE hold.
Chinyere Nwuju is a Nigerian national, it is not known at this time how or when she entered the country.
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