Dr. Matthew Latacha Bicycle Accident: Omaha doctor identified as bicyclist struck and killed in Sunday crash north of Valley.
In a horrifying accident just north of Valley, a bicyclist who died on Sunday after being struck by a motor vehicle has been identified as 47-year-old Dr. Matthew Latacha from Omaha.
Omaha Doctor Killed in Bicycle Crash
The man struck and killed by a vehicle north of Valley Sunday morning has been identified.
The Methodist Health System family is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Dr. Matthew Latacha, age 47, on Sunday morning.— Methodist Health System (@MeaningOfCare) September 11, 2023
A talented and compassionate cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Dr. Latacha has been a member of the Methodist medical staff since 2009. pic.twitter.com/HnH0eaLxBY
DCSO tells 6 News deputies were called to 252nd Street and Rainwood Road, north of Valley, at 10:15 a.m. Deputies and Valley Fire Department officials found a bicyclist who had been struck by a vehicle. Medics attempted lifesaving efforts, but the cyclist died at the scene.
The bicyclist has been identified as 47-year-old Dr. Matthew Latacha, an Omaha resident and Methodist Health System cardiologist. He had been with Methodist since 2009 and recently completed his 1,000th procedure.
Who was Dr. Matthew Latacha?
Dr. Matthew P. Latacha was a cardiologist in Omaha, Nebraska, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHI Health Lakeside and Fremont Health Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
He has been part of the Methodist Health System medical staff since 2009.