UPDATE: Driver hit by car & killed during I-80 drug stop identified

During a traffic stop, a large number of narcotics were found, according to Sheriff Michael Vance. The male driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, ran away and was hit by a westbound vehicle.
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The man who was killed during a traffic stop on I-80 on Thursday afternoon has been identified, according to the Seward County Sheriff's Office.

The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. near mile marker 385 eastbound, which is between the Crete and Milford exits, or about 10 miles west of Lincoln. During a traffic stop, 16 pounds of concentrated THC products and a substantial amount of marijuana was found in the car of 26-year-old Michael L Shadbolt of Peoria, Ill.

Shadbolt who was the only person in the vehicle, ran away into eastbound lanes of traffic, Vance said in a press release.

He then crossed over, entering the westbound lanes, where he was hit by a passenger vehicle also traveling westbound.

Shadbolt was taken to Seward Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Nebraska State Patrol will conduct an investigation and a grand jury will be convened, as required for all in-custody deaths.