The Lancaster County Sherriff’s Office is investigating a driver’s death after a mid-day police pursuit in Lincoln, Nebraska, Wednesday
According to various reports online, Nebraska State Patrol received information regarding a stolen semi-truck and trailer traveling eastbound on Van Dorn. An alert trooper found the vehicle at 11:30 am Wednesday and attempted to stop the truck. Instead, the driver fled, at times, getting the rig up to 80 miles per hour on the loose gravel road.
Before too long, the fleeing truck ran a stop sign and collided with another semi-truck and trailer, causing the stolen rig to flip. The driver of the stolen truck was found deceased at the scene a short time later. The driver of the other semi was uninjured according to law enforcement officials.
The Nebraska State Patrol has requested the Lancaster County Sherriff’s Office investigate the incident.