MILFORD, Neb. (AP) — The driver of a vehicle in which officers found narcotics after a traffic stop in eastern Nebraska died when he ran into traffic, authorities said.

The stop occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, about 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) west of Lincoln on Interstate 80.

After the drugs were found during a search, Seward County Sheriff Michael Vance said in a news release, the man fled across eastbound lanes and was hit by a passenger vehicle heading west in the westbound lanes.

The man was pronounced dead at Seward Memorial Hospital. His name hasn't been released. His vehicle had Illinois plates, the sheriff said.

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