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Driver dies while trying to flee scene following Wednesday night single-vehicle crash in the 2400 W. Division in Grand Island, report

Grand Island, Nebraska – Wednesday night single-vehicle crash was fatal for the driver who struck an unoccupied vehicle in Grand Island, the local police department confirmed.

According to the incident report, Grand Island Police officers were dispatched at the scene in the 2400 W. Division around 9 p.m. on Wednesday in regards to a crash. When they arrived at the scene, they found a yellow 2004 Pontiac GTO had struck an unoccupied vehicle then rolled on its top.

When they checked the rolled vehicle, they found out that it was empty and assumed the driver had fled the scene.

Minutes after they responded at the scene of the crash, officers were dispatched at another location in the 2500 block of West 1st. where they found the driver of the GTO dead. The police determined the victim to have been the GTO’s driver since his injuries were consistent with being in a crash.

Grand Island Police identified the driver as the 42-year-old Leslie Brokaw of Grand Island.

The initial investigation about the crash revealed that Brokaw was not the owner of the GTO. Officers contacted the vehicle’s owner who confirmed that Brokaw was driving the vehicle when the incident took place.

At this point it remains unknown what led to the crash, but responding officers believe speeding might be the factor for the crash.

There is ongoing investigation which should reveal the cayuse of the crash.

Once more details are released by the authorities, we will update the case.

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