UPDATE: LSO continues to investigate fatal hit-and-run

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a vehicle they believe is tied to Friday’s fatal hit-and-run.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday in a construction zone on N.W. 48th Street just north of Interstate 80.

Sheriff’s deputies say the victim, 38-year-old Gabe Wilken of Lincoln, lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons. They say he was hit by a driver and dragged nearly two miles. He was located near N.W. 27th and West O Street where he was pronounced dead.

The Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the driver and vehicle involved. The believe a white 1980-1990 two-door Ford or Chevy pickup with smaller tires might be involved. It was last seen leaving the scene westbound at a high rate of speed.

Autopsy results show Wilken died of blunt force trauma. Toxicology results are pending.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 402-441-6500.

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