Folsom Woman Killed by Car after Lying in Street

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old California woman has died after being hit by a car on the northwestern edge of Omaha’s Creighton University campus, where she was a student.

Vindhya Puttagunta

Omaha police say Vindhya Puttagunta, of Folsom, was walking with a man along a street around 1 a.m. when he sat down on a retaining wall. Police say Puttagunta lay down in the middle of the street in an attempt to get the man’s attention. Investigators say she was still lying in the street when a sedan ran over her without stopping.

Puttagunta was taken in extremely critical condition to Nebraska Medical Center, where she died.

The driver left the scene but was later found and taken into custody.