The Seward County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who fled a traffic stop in Seward County and was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 80.
Michael L. Shadbolt, 26, of Peoria, Illinois, was headed east on I-80 near Milford about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when a Seward County sheriff’s deputy pulled the vehicle over for a traffic stop.
In a search of the vehicle, the deputy found “a large number of narcotics,” according to a press release.
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Shadbolt, who was the only person in the vehicle, ran into the eastbound lanes of traffic, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He was struck by a westbound vehicle and taken to Seward Memorial Hospital , where he was pronounced dead.
No one else was injured.
Following state law, a grand jury will be convened to review the death, which is considered an in-custody death.
The Sheriff’s Office has asked the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate.