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Vehicle fatally struck pregnant pedestrian in Omaha

OMAHA, Nebraska (TheSarpyCounty) -The Omaha Police Department confirmed on Thursday that a woman from Bennington died after being struck in traffic on Wednesday evening.

Police determined that Shelby Cherek, 35, who was 22 weeks pregnant, entered a marked crosswalk at 62nd and Dodge streets around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The inquiry indicated that Cherek stepped against the traffic light and was struck by a westbound vehicle going in the center lane.

Members of the UNO security crew conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on her until the Omaha Fire Department medics arrived. She was subsequently sent to the hospital with severe head injuries.

The driver, 61 years old, remained at the site and was not wounded.

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