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Man running from officers fatally struck by vehicle on I-80

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 18:11:10-05

MILFORD, Neb. (AP) — Update:

The Seward County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man killed. He has been identified as 26-year-old Michael L. Shadbolt of Peoria, Illinois. They say Shadbolt was found to be in possession of 16 pounds of concentrated THC products and an investigation is ongoing.

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The driver of a vehicle in which officers found narcotics after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska died when he ran into traffic, authorities said.

The stop occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, about 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) west of Lincoln on Interstate 80.

After the drugs were found during a search, Seward County Sheriff Michael Vance said in a news release, the man fled across eastbound lanes and was hit by a passenger vehicle heading west in the westbound lanes.

The man was pronounced dead at Seward Memorial Hospital. His name hasn’t been released. His vehicle had Illinois plates, the sheriff said.