Council Bluffs police have located one driver suspected in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian on Interstate 480 and are looking for another driver possibly involved in the incident.
At 2:18 a.m. on Wednesday, the Council Bluffs police and fire departments were called to the I-480 bridge after receiving reports of a hit and run accident. Authorities found Brett Jensen, 29, of Council Bluffs, dead in the far left-hand lane of westbound traffic.
An investigation pointed to two vehicles being a part of the incident. Council Bluffs Police Chief Tim Carmody said during a press conference Thursday that debris left at the scene from the vehicles as well as information gathered from witnesses and on-site video helped confirm that two vehicles were involved. Both vehicles reportedly hit Jensen.
“The public has been instrumental in helping us locate the first suspect and vehicle, and we still need their assistance in furthering this investigation, so we can provide closure for Mr. Jensen and his family,” Carmody said.
Jensen lived in Council Bluffs and also had family in Bellevue, Nebraska. Carmody said it’s unknown why the 29-year-old was walking on I-480 Wednesday morning.
Omaha police found the first driver at 4200 Izard St., in Omaha. Investigators have interviewed the suspect. Carmody said Thursday afternoon that the suspect was not yet in custody and no charges have been recommended to the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office.
The suspect’s name and vehicle have not been released yet.
The second vehicle looks to be a light-colored SUV with a luggage rack and four doors. Carmody believes the SUV would have suffered body damage from the accident.