1 person killed after car smashes through fence, lands upside down on I-480 in Omaha

1 person killed after car smashes through fence, lands upside down on I-480 in Omaha
A person died in a crash on Interstate 480 on Wednesday, police said. Witnesses said a vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence on Woolworth Avenue and landed on the Interstate 480 median. KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD

A person was killed Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 480 in Omaha that snarled traffic, police said.

The crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. near Woolworth Avenue, Officer Michael Pecha said. Witnesses told police that a vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence on Woolworth Avenue and landed on the I-480 median.

I-480 remained closed in both directions at 12:50 p.m. The closure extends southbound on U.S. Highway 75 at Hamilton Street to westbound Interstate 80.

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