Police say 30–year–old Jesse Meints was on a late–night jog down NW 48th Street in Air Park when he was suddenly hit by a car.
He was rushed to Bryan West just after 11 p.m. with life–threatening injuries and sadly, Sunday night he died.
Police say the driver of the car had just left work. They say he was driving near NW 48th and West Knight Drive and didn't see Meints jogging on the road until it was too late.
"A 25–year–old Lincoln man was traveling southbound on NW 48th and suddenly he saw a man jogging southbound in the roadway," Officer Katie Flood said. "The driver slammed on his breaks but could not avoid the collision."
Friends of Meints remembered him on Facebook by posting photos and comments. They say he had a big heart and was the life of the party. Another comment talked about how they'll miss his humor.
A friend we spoke to through Facebook says Jesse was a good friend of her and her husband's and was in their wedding. In a message to us she simply says, "he will be missed by many."