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A 20-year-old Lincoln man who crashed while trying to flee a traffic stop in early Christmas morning is expected to die, authorities said Monday.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the incident began around 12:50 a.m. when a soldier attempted to stop a Mercedes sedan without license plates near 27th and Vine streets.

The driver, identified as Ahmad Gregory on Monday, sped north on 27th Street, and the soldier launched a chase, which headed east on Fair Street, then north on 32nd Street.

Gregory stopped the car near 32nd and Leighton Avenue, but as the soldier attempted to contact him, the patrol said, he accelerated once more, turning south on 31st and hitting a car parked.

Gregory was not wearing a seat belt. He was rushed to Bryan West campus with life-threatening injuries and was in medically preserved condition on Monday, Lincoln police said.

Lincoln Police are investigating the lawsuit and the accident, and the case will go to a grand jury.

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