Crash alert: Driver killed in crash while fleeing traffic stop in Lincoln
LINCOLN, NE – Authorities said a Lincoln man died in a crash while trying to evade law enforcement officers Saturday morning, according to KOLN.
The Nebraska State Patrol said a trooper initially tried to stop 20-year-old Ahmad Gregory for driving a Mercedes sedan with no license plates in the area of 27th Street and Vine Street in Lincoln at about 12:50 a.m.
Gregory took off heading north on 27th Street and the trooper set out in pursuit, the NSP said. When the trooper tried to make contact with Gregory near an intersection, he sped up and fled again. After turning south on 31st Street, the Mercedes crashed into a parked car.
Gregory was taken to Bryan Medical Center West Campus, where he was pronounced dead on Monday night. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.
The Nebraska State Patrol asked the Lincoln Police Department to investigate the crash, which will also be reviewed by a grand jury.
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