Law enforcement looking for suspect involved in hit & run

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

Lincoln Police, the State Patrol, as well as the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are all investigating a series of crimes involving the same suspect.

It all happened just before 1 o’clock this morning. Law enforcement report that the suspect was driving a vehicle that belonged to his girlfriend who lives in Crete.

That suspect was speeding and crashed his car into another driver on Highway 77, near Van Dorn. The suspect then took off as the car was on fire. It wasn’t long after the crash that the suspect eventually stopped.

State troopers say they know who the suspect is, which is good news for the victim of the accident, because he fears for the safety of his children.

Law enforcement say they’re doing their best to catch him. Lincoln Police suspended their search with K-9 units during the night.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue was called to respond to put out the fire.

We’ll bring you more details when they become available.