SCSO: Bus carrying Pius X students hit by ex officer; $570K in suspected drug money found

The Seward County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 near mile marker 388. 

LINCOLN,  Neb. (KLKN) — Authorities say a bus of Lincoln students was struck by a minivan driven by a former law enforcement officer who was found to be in possession of more than half a million dollars of suspected drug money.

The Seward County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 80 near mile marker 388.

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They say the sole occupant of the minivan crashed into a bus that was transporting members of the Pius X High School girl’s soccer team to a match in North Platte.

SCSO says the minivan driver, a 62-year-old man from California, is a former law enforcement officer.

Authorities say the man had $570,000 in suspected drug money.

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The bus driver, who is not a Pius employee, was taken to Bryan West in Lincoln. All Pius students involved are safe and were not injured, Principal Tom Korta told Channel 8 Eyewitness News.

Authorities are still investigating.

 

 

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