Female Dies in Hershey

On November 19, 2018 at 5:55 p.m., Deputies were called to Link 56 C, just south of Hershey, Nebraska. It was reported a subject was lying in the roadway and a vehicle was parked by the subject. A Deputy was close to the location and found a female on the road that was unresponsive with obvious injuries. The Deputy began lifesaving techniques but to no avail. The female was pronounced dead at the scene. The female was identified as forty-five year old Brandy Lewis of Ogallala, NE.

Deputies met with Mrs. Lewis’ husband, fifty-nine year old Ted Lewis and driver of the vehicle. Mr. Lewis told them Mrs. Lewis decided to jump out of the vehicle while it was in motion and he could not stop her. Accident Reconstructionists and Criminal Investigators from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and conducted an extensive investigation.

Mr. Lewis was detained for a blood test that indicated he was above the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle. Mr. Lewis was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol 1st Offense and incarcerated in the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Mrs. Lewis was transported to Gibbon, Nebraska for an autopsy to be performed Tuesday afternoon. The investigation is ongoing.

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