YORK, Neb. – A grand jury has found no crime was committed by officers chasing a Kearney man who died when his vehicle crashed along Interstate 80 in York County.
Authorities say 40-year-old Anthony Emmons died Feb. 27 when he was ejected when his vehicle rolled after striking a guardrail and a pillar. He was being chased because he’d fled from a rest stop when a state trooper approached him. Authorities say Emmons’ vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that had been weaving in and out of interstate traffic.
The York News-Times reports that an autopsy showed Emmons’ blood contained drugs and had an alcohol content of more than three times the legal limit.
State law requires a grand jury investigation whenever someone dies in custody or being taken into custody.