Man identified in fatal North Lincoln crash

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man who was killed in a north Lincoln crash on Monday.

Christopher Gardner, 33, of Lincoln sped through the stop sign at 27th Street and Arbor Road around 7:30 p.m., Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

Gardner’s vehicle then went off the road onto the gravel shoulder.  Wagner says the vehicle then went airborne into a bean field across a creek.

The vehicle came to a stop when it collided with a tree.

Gardner was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  Officers do not yet know if drugs and alcohol were in use.

First responders pronounced him dead at the scene.  Gardner was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the crash.

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