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.
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.