LINCOLN, NE. (THECOUNT) — Heather Bodfield has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash in Lincoln, Nebraska on Thursday.
Lincoln Police identified the 26-year-old “transient,” as the victim of the crash that occurred near 77 Street & A Street, in Lincoln, NE early Thursday morning, according to officials.
A passerby called Lincoln Police to report finding the crash scene shortly before 1 a.m.
Upon arrival, police located Bodfield deceased in a vehicle prompting a shutdown of A Street to investigate.
Bodfield was pronounce dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
“The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was westbound on A street and left the roadway for an unknown reason and collided with a tree,” Captain Ben Kopsa said Thursday.
It’s unclear how long the car had been there, or what caused the driver to veer off the road, reports KLKNTV.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the woman’s official cause of death.
The investigation into the cause of the crash remains open.
Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.
In May of 2018, Bodfield was cited during a traffic stop for carrying a concealed weapon and theft by receiving.
Geo quick facts: Lincoln is the capital city of Nebraska. The Nebraska State Capitol has a domed tower with observation decks. Built in 1930, the Sunken Gardens features themed gardens, sculptures and lily ponds. Up-close animal encounters and a zoo train are among the draws of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. Sheldon Museum of Art, on the University of Nebraska campus, has a notable collection of American art and a sculpture garden – wikipedia.