The Nebraska State Patrol says an Iowa man has died after a traffic stop in Seward County, Nebraska. Just after 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, an NSP trooper stopped a westbound vehicle for failure to signal, near the Utica interchange at milemarker 364, westbound Interstate-80.
A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 10 pounds of marijuana. The driver, 38-year-old Katrina K. Burch of Burlington, Iowa, and a passenger, 40-year-old Carl Wayne Beach of Fort Madison, Iowa, were transported to the Seward County Jail. While there, Beach complained of feeling ill and was transported to the Seward County Hospital.
While at the hospital, his condition quickly worsened and he was pronounced dead at 1:43 A.M. on Thursday. An autopsy will be conducted at Creighton Medical Center. Katrina Burch remains lodged in the Seward County Jail on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
By Frank Greene, KTMX, York