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Driver dies while fleeing in stolen semi east of Lincoln

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Posted at 8:13 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 21:13:28-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A fleeing driver in a stolen semi was killed Wednesday in a crash east of Lincoln, authorities say.

The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that a trooper attempted to stop the rig around 11:30 a.m., but the driver fled at 80 mph on a gravel road. The driver then failed to come to a halt at a stop sign and collided with the trailer of another semi, the release said.

The trooper found the driver of the stolen semi dead, the patrol said. The other driver wasn't hurt.

The patrol has asked the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.