OPD: fatal crash at busy intersection during rush-hour

OMAHA, Neb. -- Police in Omaha say a driver was killed when his car pulled out in front of a sport utility vehicle at one of the city's busiest intersections during rush-hour traffic. 

Police say the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday at 72nd and Cass Streets, when a southbound 2010 Toyota Corolla on 72nd Street turned left in front of a northbound 2011 Dodge Nitro. Witnesses and video surveillance confirm that the Dodge had right of way. 

The collision caused the Toyota to spin and crash into a westbound 2013 Volkswagen SUV.

Police say the car's driver was taken to Bergan Mercy Hospital with life saving measures in progress by the Omaha Fire Medics. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, he died.

Police did not immediately release the name of the man killed because next of kin has to be located and notified. 

Investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. 

The driver of the Dodge has been identified as 36-year-old Amanda Mossa of Omaha. Mossa refused being taken to the hospital, but she did complain of pain to one of her wrists and forearms. 

Cass Street was closed from 72 and 71 Streets until the investigation was complete. 

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