Feb 14, 2020 3:39 PM

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

Posted Feb 14, 2020 3:39 PM

MILFORD, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a vehicle in which officers found narcotics after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska died when he ran into traffic.

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

Authorities say that after the drugs were found during a search, the man fled across eastbound lanes. He 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.

Authorities say his vehicle had Illinois plates.