UPDATE: suspect dead after crash while fleeing traffic stop
NSP says the entire pursuit lasted under two minutes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – UPDATE Dec. 28: Nebraska State Patrol initially reported that Gregory died on Sunday, Lincoln Police issued a correction saying that medical personnel indicated to LPD that Gregory had no brain activity present.
His body remains were in a medically-preserved state until he was removed from a ventilator Monday evening, according to LPD.
UPDATE Dec. 27: The driver who crashed while attempting to flee a traffic stop in Lincoln early Saturday morning has died.
Ahmad Gregory, 20, of Lincoln, was identified as the driver in the crash, Gregory was not wearing a seat belt and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash.
He was transported to Bryan Medical Center West Campus, where he died Sunday.
NSP has requested that the Lincoln Police Department investigate the crash. Nebraska State Statute requires that the case will be reviewed by a Grand Jury.
The Nebraska State Patrol says one person was transported to a local hospital after crashing their vehicle while fleeing a traffic stop in Lincoln early Saturday morning.
Authorities said around 12:50 a.m., a trooper observed a Mercedes sedan driving with no license plates near 27th and Vine Streets. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled northbound on 27th street. Authorities then initiated a pursuit.
NSP says the vehicle then fled eastbound on Fair Street turning northbound on 32nd street. The suspect vehicle stopped near 32nd and Leighton.
As the trooper attempted to contact the suspect, the driver fled again.
The Mercedes turned southbound onto 31st street and struck a parked car.
The suspect was transported to Bryan West with life-threatening injuries. The driver was not wearing a seat belt.
No other injuries were reported.
LPD will be investigating the crash, per NSP.