Man Running from Officers Fatally Struck by Vehicle on I-80

The driver of a vehicle in which officers found narcotics after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska died when he ran into traffic, authorities said. The stop occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, about 10 miles west of Lincoln on Interstate 80. After the drugs were found during a search, Seward County Sheriff Michael Vance said in a news release, the man fled across eastbound lanes and was hit by a passenger vehicle heading west in the westbound lanes. The man was pronounced dead at Seward Memorial Hospital. His name hasn’t been released. His vehicle had Illinois plates, the sheriff said.