Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Southwest Lincoln

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Southwest Lincoln

April 25, 2021
Lincoln, NEB

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday night on Highway 77 near Warlick Boulevard in southwest Lincoln.

At approximately 10:00 p.m., the Nebraska State Patrol was notified that the Gage County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Highway 77. The deputy reported losing visual on the motorcycle and alerted NSP of the suspect description.

At approximately 10:08 p.m., a trooper observed the motorcycle traveling northbound in a construction area on Highway 77, south of Lincoln. Another trooper then observed the motorcycle, still traveling northbound between Yankee Hill Road and Warlick Boulevard. Both troopers were traveling southbound at the time and turned around to attempt a traffic stop.

Before either trooper was able make a traffic stop, the motorcycle crashed into the rear of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The troopers came upon the scene moments later and attempted life-saving measures on the motorcycle rider under paramedics arrived. The motorcycle rider, a 28-year-old male from Lincoln, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The lone occupant of the Grand Cherokee was not injured.

NSP has request that the Lincoln Police Department investigate the crash.