Family remembers 44-year-old man killed in hit-and-run accident

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- Lincoln Police identified the 44-year-old man who was hit by a car and killed on Saturday night as Sean Cover.

Lincoln Police identified the 44-year-old old man who was hit by a car and killed on Saturday night as Sean Cover. (Source: Stacey Cover-Doehring)

Sean's sister, Stacey Cover-Doehring, says her brother was born and raised in Lincoln.

"He worked in our family business for 23 years. In December of 2015, he suffered a traumatic brain injury that unfortunately changed the course of the rest of his life. He began using drugs which turned into a downhill spiral," said Cover-Doehring.

Cover-Doehring also said her brother just got out of rehab. "Like 10 days before this had happened. He just sent his kids and his ex-wife a letter saying how much he apologized and how much he loved them."

Police said nearby surveillance video shows Cover was in the south lane of Holdrege Street, between 38th and 40th, before he was hit around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the vehicle that hit Cover left the scene. "No matter how it happened or what happened," Cover-Doehring said, "That they didn't stop and, if my brother died alone, how they could let that happen.

Teawna Stetson, 22, turned herself in to police following the accident.

According to police, Stetson admitted she was headed east on Holdrege, between 38th and 40th Streets, when she hit a person standing in the road.

Stetson's alcohol level was tested and according to the accident report, her BAC was 0.00.

"Sean’s kids were the absolute most important thing to him he was truly a great dad and loved them more than anything! Even when his life changed his kids are what made him continue to try to fight to get better. He had a great sense of humor and truly would do anything for anyone," added Cover-Doehring.


Teawna Stetson, 22, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death.
(Source: Ryan Swanigan)