By Associated Press - Thursday, November 13, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a Nebraska Wesleyan University student who was struck and killed while walking on Interstate 80 near Lincoln had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal limit to drive.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Maury Lorence had a blood alcohol level of .245 when he was killed in the early hours of Oct. 12.

Authorities say Lorence, of Doniphan, had been a passenger on a party bus that had halted at a truck stop and left without him. He later walked on the highway and was hit repeatedly by vehicles.

Lorence was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say they’re still looking to interview the driver of an unidentified semitrailer as part of their investigation.

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