$570K of suspected drug money seized after minivan hits bus carrying Nebraska soccer team

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Photo courtesy of Seward County Independent and Seward County Sheriff’s Office.

SEWARD, Neb. (KCAU) — Nebraska authorities seized more than half a million dollars in suspected drug money after a former law enforcement officer crashed into a bus carrying a Lincoln high school soccer team.

According to the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, on May 5 around 2 p.m., Seward County deputies were dispatched to a crash on I-80 near mile marker 388. Authorities found a van had crashed into a bus that was transporting the Girls Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School soccer team to North Platte for a game.

Deputies found the driver of the minivan to be a 62-year-old California man and former law enforcement officer.

The drivers of the bus and minivan were taken to a Lincoln hospital but no serious injuries were reported. After further investigation, the minivan driver was found to have around $570,000 in suspected drug money.

Police are still continuing to investigate into the matter.

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