Arrest made in Omaha fatal hit and run


Omaha Police have made an arrest in a fatal hit and run in South Omaha that killed 31 year-old Juan Moreno-Tamayo.

Luis Velasquez-Ortiz, 42, was located and booked Thursday afternoon on a felony arrest warrant for leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death. Velasquez-Ortiz is the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the crash. 

Police say Velasquez-Ortiz failed to yield at a stop sign and hit Moreno-Tamayo on his motorcycle and then fled the scene. 



The motorcyclist who died in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday morning has been identified by Omaha Police as 31-year-old Juan J. Moreno-Tamayo.

According to police, a 2001 Ford Explorer was driving northbound on 32nd Street when it failed to yield at a stop sign, striking Moreno-Tamayo while he was riding his motorcycle. Moreno-Tamayo ended up under the vehicle. The driver then fled the scene with his vehicle, running over Moreno-Tamayo and his motorcycle in the process. 

The license plate of the Explorer is UKE591 and it is registered to Luis Velasquez-Ortiz. 


Traffic is being rerouted in the area of 32nd and Q after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle. 

Police say the driver of the car collided with the motorcyclist and fled the scene to the West. Police do not have a suspect at this time, just a vehicle description. 

The motorcyclist who died was an adult male that has not yet been identified.