Alcohol Suspected in Another Metro Vehicle Fatality

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A drunk driving crash near Lake Cunningham Saturday night left one person dead and another critically injured.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Bennington Rd.

Police said the driver of a black Chevy pickup truck was traveling eastbound and veered into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a red sports care.

The driver of the sports car was pronounced dead on scene. They have been identified as Joseph Daniels 21, of Council Bluffs.

The passenger of the sports car was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition. They have been identified as Thomas Greise, 22, of Council Bluffs.

While checking for injuries, medics noticed the driver of the truck showed signs of alcohol impairment. They were arrested and charged with felony motor vehicle homicide and driving under the influence. He was identified as Tony Kenkel, 28, of Earling, Iowa.

Bennington Rd. was closed from 84th St. to 96th St. until 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning

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