Omaha police identify two women, including pregnant driver who died in fiery crash

Omaha police identified the two women found dead after a fiery crash late Thursday near 192nd and F streets. The driver of the SUV, 37-year-old Sara Zimmerman, and her passenger Amanda Schook, 38, died at the scene. Investigators said Zimmerman was eight months pregnant. Both women are from Gretna. Omaha police said just before 11 p.m., a pickup truck was headed east along F Street and an SUV crossed its path, going south along 192nd Street. The two vehicles collided then both fell into a ditch. Police said that was when the SUV burst into flames. When fire crews put out the blaze, they found two people dead inside. Omaha police identified the driver of the pickup truck as Zachary Paulison, 21, of Omaha. He was transported to CHI Bergan-Mercy hospital with back and chest fractures. In a news release, police said they were investigating speed and alcohol as possible factors.A candlelight vigil for the victims is planned for Sunday night at 6p.m. where the crash happened.

Omaha police identified the two women found dead after a fiery crash late Thursday near 192nd and F streets.

The driver of the SUV, 37-year-old Sara Zimmerman, and her passenger Amanda Schook, 38, died at the scene.

Investigators said Zimmerman was eight months pregnant. Both women are from Gretna.

Omaha police said just before 11 p.m., a pickup truck was headed east along F Street and an SUV crossed its path, going south along 192nd Street. The two vehicles collided then both fell into a ditch. Police said that was when the SUV burst into flames. When fire crews put out the blaze, they found two people dead inside.

Omaha police identified the driver of the pickup truck as Zachary Paulison, 21, of Omaha. He was transported to CHI Bergan-Mercy hospital with back and chest fractures.

In a news release, police said they were investigating speed and alcohol as possible factors.

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#OPD Traffic Unit is aware that several citizens attempted to assist at this crash scene prior to police and fire arrival. We would like to speak to those people. If anyone has video or other information about this crash, contact the unit at 402-444-5626 or @CrimeOpd 402-444-stop

โ€” Omaha Police Dept (@OmahaPolice) April 1, 2022

A candlelight vigil for the victims is planned for Sunday night at 6p.m. where the crash happened.