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UPDATE: Nebraska State Patrol arrest Texas driver, allegedly find deceased person in trunk

Posted at 10:26 AM, Oct 15, 2022

UPDATE: The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a person allegedly involved with a law enforcement alert from Texas and allegedly discovered a deceased person in the trunk of a car.

The discovery came after troopers located and pursued a vehicle suspected to be involved in an alleged homicide in Texas.

Here's what we know from NSP:

According to NSP, they have been able to positively identify the deceased body of the woman found inside the trunk of the car.

The body has allegedly been identified as Michelle Roenz, 49, according to NSP. Roenz was allegedly involved in a law enforcement alert issued for Harris County, Texas on Thursday. Roenz's body was located in the trunk of the vehicle that had fled from an attempted traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Grand Island, according to NSP.

The driver is a 17-year-old male from Texas and has been transferred from St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island to an Omaha hospital for ongoing treatment of injuries suffered when he crashed his vehicle, according to NSP.

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The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a person allegedly involved with a law enforcement alert from Texas and allegedly discovered a deceased person in the trunk of a car.

The discovery came after troopers located and pursued a vehicle suspected to be involved in an alleged homicide in Texas.

Here's what we know from NSP:

According to NSP, at 2:45 p.m., troopers were alerted by authorities with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas that a vehicle believed to be involved in an alleged homicide was traveling in Nebraska.

Troopers located the vehicle, a Mazda 3. It was discovered to be traveling westbound on Interstate 80 near Grand Island.

A trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle's driver allegedly fled at a high rate of speed, according to NSP.

Police then say that a pursuit continued with speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour.

After about nine miles, the Mazda attempted to slow down, but struck the rear of a semi, left the roadway, and struck a tree in the ditch, according to NSP.

The driver suffered severe injuries from the crash. Troopers then allegedly found a woman dead in the trunk of the car.

NSP is currently working to positively identify the victim.

The driver is a 17-year-old male from Texas, according to NSP. The driver has been transported to St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island with non-life-threatening injuries.

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