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