The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a woman’s death along a highway just south of Hershey. It was reported around 5:55pm Monday on Link 56 C. A deputy found a female on the road and unresponsive with obvious injuries according to Chief Deputy Roland Kramer. Kramer says the woman, identified as 45-year-old Brandy Lewis of Ogallala was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies met with Mrs. Lewis’ husband, 59-year-old Ted Lewis, at the scene. He was also the driver of a vehicle parked there. Chief Dep. Kramer said 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. He 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 for an autopsy to be performed Tuesday afternoon.