BEATRICE, NE – A former police investigator famous for his work exonerating the Beatrice Six was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred north of the city on Friday.
According to New Channel Nebraska, the crash took place on US 77 west of the town of Pickrell. Mike Oliver was driving north on 77 when he suffered a medical episode and lost control of his pickup truck. The vehicle crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the roadway, and traveled about an eighth of a mile from the highway before coming to a stop.
Emergency responders arrived on the scene by 4:30 p.m., but they were too late to save the retired lieutenant.
Oliver was a long-tenured member of the Beatrice police department and had spearheaded the investigation that in 2009 exonerated the so-called Beatrice Six, who had been wrongfully convicted of a heinous crime in 1985.
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