LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The driver who crashed while trying to flee a traffic stop in Lincoln early Saturday morning is on life support.
The incident happened at around 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, when a soldier attempted to stop a Mercedes sedan for driving without license plates near 27th and Vine streets in Lincoln. The Nebraska State Patrol said the driver fled northbound on 27th Street. The horseman has launched a pursuit.
NSP said the vehicle fled eastbound on Fair Street before turning northbound on 32nd Street. The vehicle then stopped near the 32nd and Leighton. As the soldier attempted to make contact with the driver, the driver accelerated and fled again. The Mercedes turned south on 31st Street and struck a parked car. No one else was involved in the accident. The whole chase lasted less than two minutes.
The driver, identified as 20-year-old Ahmad Gregory of Lincoln, was not wearing a seat belt and was fatally injured in the crash. He was taken to Bryan Medical Center West Campus. On Sunday, medical staff determined there was no brain activity present.
NSP requested that the Lincoln Police Department investigate the accident. Under Nebraska state law, the case will be heard by a grand jury.
clarification: An earlier version of this story indicated that Ahmad Gregory was deceased, according to information released by the Nebraska State Patrol. After getting new information from Lincoln Police, we’ve since updated our story to indicate that Gregory is on life support.
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