UPDATE: Mom Out of Jail After SUV Rollover
She's was being held on an unrelated charge.
OMAHA - The woman driving an SUV that rolled over during the afternoon commute on Wednesday was out from behind bars Thursday evening. Police say Lynette Diaz ran a red light at Pacific and Harney. Another driver hit her and the SUV flipped on its top. Police say four children were in the car, and none was properly restrained. Six people were taken to the hospital, including a 5-month-old girl who police say suffered a brain hemorrhage.
Court records show Diaz has been cited or charged for multiple traffic violations. She was arrested after Wednesday's crash for failure to appear on a previous registrtation violation. Her family told KMTV she was released Thursday evening but did not want to comment.
We spoke with city attorney Marty Conboy. He said the case is still under investigation, and it will likely be next week before his office knows if Diaz will be cited. "Depending on the conduct, it could rise to the level of parental neglect," he said, "which is a little more serious violation based on the knowing and intentional endangerment of children."