Video: A Kenyan Man Killed in a Car Crash in Omaha, Nebraska

Video: A Kenyan Man Killed in a Car Crash in Omaha, Nebraska

An Omaha family is having to deal with the unexpected loss of their loved one after a fatal crash Friday afternoon.

Thirty-three-year-old Elly Aora Mijungu of Kenya was killed and another was injured in the crash. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a third car that left the scene.

Deputies say two cars collided head-on in the westbound lanes in the area of 115th and Harrison. Witnesses said a burgundy Ford Taurus went through a stop sign, forcing the driver of a Honda to swerve into oncoming traffic and hit a Buick head-on.

Elly Mijungu was driving the Honda.

Arnold Oduwo, Mijungu’s cousin says he’s speechless and upset about the driver who fled the scene.

“I just have so much anger towards that person, I don’t even know what to do with myself.”

Oduwo says his cousin was in the U.S. on a student visa studying computer science at Metro Community College and was getting ready to transfer to UNO.

“He liked fixing computers,” says Oduwo.

“He would fix everybody’s computer around here for free. He was just one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.”

Uduwo hopes that the man deputies are looking for will do the right thing and come forward.

“Take responsiblity for your actions. It is your actions that caused my cousin’s life.”

Mijungu leaves behind a wife and young boy in Kenya.

The driver of the Buick, 20-year-old Joshua Foote-Ludvik, was also injured and taken to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.

If anyone has information on the third car, a burgundy Ford Taurus, driven by a white man in his 50’s call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at 402- 444-6000.



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