A 26-year-old Illinois man was hit and killed on Interstate 80 on Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop east of Milford, according to the Seward County Sheriff's Office.
At about 3:15 p.m., a sheriff's deputy pulled over Michael Shadbolt, of Peoria, Illinois, near mile marker 385. During the traffic stop, the deputy discovered a substantial amount of marijuana and more than 16 pounds of concentrated THC products.
Shadbolt, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, then fled on foot, crossing eastbound lanes and entering the westbound lanes, where he was hit by a passenger vehicle traveling west.
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He was transported to Seward Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Nobody in the vehicle that hit him was injured.
A grand jury will conduct an investigation into Shadbolt's death, as is the case whenever a person dies in state custody.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the incident.