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LPD identifies driver killed in rollover crash on I-80

(Gray News)
Published: Aug. 16, 2020 at 11:34 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department has identified the driver in a fatal crash on I-80 over the weekend.

LPD said 24-year old Conner Altenhofen, from Chariton, Iowa, was thrown from his car and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers responded with Lincoln Fire and Rescue to the Westbound on-ramp of I-80 at N. 27th St on a report of a single vehicle roll-over crash on Sunday. The incident took place at around 7:45 a.m.

A female passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and left the scene on her own after being examined by LFR.

The investigation revealed a Ford Mustang had turned onto the on-ramp from N. 27th Street and the driver lost control and ran off the roadway, rolling the vehicle.

Alcohol use by the driver is suspected to be involved, as well as speed may be a factor in the crash. LPD said seat belts were not in use.

The on-ramp to I-80 was closed for approximately two and a half hours.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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