DOUGLAS COUNTY, NE. (THECOUNT) — Cody J. Bates, of Gretna, Nebraska, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash in Douglas County Thursday night.

Bates, 22, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Omaha Thursday night.


According to reports, Bates was operating vehicle on S 156th St near W Center Rd in Omaha, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway Thursday night. The vehicle then went airborne, traveled over a bridge embankment and wrecked into Papillion Creek.

Bates was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Douglas County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 517,110. It is the state’s most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska’s residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state’s largest city – Wikipedia.