A 33-year-old Lincoln man died after police say he drove his white SUV through a stop sign and into a bean field north of Lincoln on Monday, striking a berm and sending his vehicle airborne before crashing into a tree.
Christopher Gardner had been traveling north on 27th Street near Arbor Road at about 7:30 p.m. Monday when he ran the stop sign at the T-intersection and entered the bean field, Sheriff Terry Wagner said Tuesday morning.
Wagner said Gardner's GMC Terrain jumped Little Salt Creek before coming to rest against a tree. He was dead when first responders arrived at the scene, just north of the Lincoln city limit.
It's unclear if Gardner was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, Wagner said. He was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said.
Deputies are still working to determine what caused Gardner to leave the roadway.
19-year-old Alexandor Eskra was driving a Subaru east in the inside lane of O Street near 37th Street around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when a westbound Ford Focus crossed the raised median and collided with Eskra's vehicle, according to police.
The woman had been driving near 12th and A streets around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when she noticed a white sedan following her, the police said. An occupant of the sedan fired a gun at the woman's car, leaving six bullet holes.
Authorities transported the man to a local hospital for medical evaluation before he was taken to jail on suspicion of second-degree trespass, resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer — all misdemeanors.
Steven A. Alexander was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of first-degree assault, manslaughter and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony in connection with the fatal stabbing of 26-year-old Austin Gress on Friday.
The 30-year-old man arrived at the park, near 30th and D streets, around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the woman directed him to a nearby alley, according to police. When he entered the alley, he was assaulted by four men.