Update: Driver Removed From Life Support After Christmas Morning Crash

DECEMBER 27, 2021 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Police report the driver who crashed while attempting to flee a traffic stop in Lincoln early Saturday morning was removed from life support and pronounced dead late Monday night.  An autopsy was scheduled.  He had been placed in a “medically preserved state to give his family a chance to make difficult decisions about his remains” according to a statement from Lincoln Police.

Earlier Monday, the State Patrol reported that 20 year old Ahmad Gregory of Lincoln had died from injuries sustained in the crash.  Monday afternoon, a police statement clarified the situation, saying “medical personnel indicated to Lincoln Police Department investigators that they observed Mr. Gregory to have no brain activity present.”  

The incident occurred at approximately 12:50 a.m. Saturday, when a trooper attempted to stop a Mercedes sedan for driving with no license plates near 27th and Vine streets in Lincoln. The driver fled northbound on 27th street. The trooper initiated a pursuit.

The vehicle fled eastbound on Fair Street before turning northbound on 32nd street. The vehicle then stopped near 32nd and Leighton. As the trooper attempted to make contact with the driver, the driver accelerated and fled again. The Mercedes turned southbound onto 31st street and struck a parked car. No others were involved in the crash. The entire pursuit lasted less than two minutes.

The driver, identified as Ahmad Gregory, 20, of Lincoln, was not wearing a seat belt and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was transported to Bryan Medical Center West Campus. NSP has requested that the Lincoln Police Department investigate the crash. Per Nebraska State Statute, the case will be reviewed by a Grand Jury.