Deadly Crash on Monday Evening Just North of Lincoln

LINCOLN–(July 4)(KOLN) – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash Monday evening on the northern edge of Lincoln city limits.

LSO says it happened around 7:30 p.m. at 27th and Arbor Road. Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that a northbound SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed, ran the stop sign at the intersection.

“[He] went into a bean field and became airborne after striking a berm,” LSO says in a press release. “Upon arrival, it was discovered the male driver was deceased.”

LSO said the person killed in the crash is 33-year-old Christopher Gardner.

The sheriff’s office said Gardner was the only person inside the vehicle, and he was not wearing a seat belt.

“Alcohol and/or drug use is unknown at this time,” the release stated.