Gary Olsen Death – Obituary, Man Killed In Fiery Crash Near Denton Identified

By | January 14, 2022

Gary Olsen Death – Obituary – The name of the man found dead outside of a vehicle engulfed in flames early Tuesday morning near Denton has been released. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says they identified him as 81-year-old Gary Olsen of Omaha.

Deputies were called to the area around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday and discovered that a vehicle was on fire. Olsen was found outside the vehicle a short distance away.

Wagner says Olsen did have preexisting conditions but it is not known if that was a contributing factor. Autopsy results are pending. Olsen’s family does not know why Olsen was outside Denton at that time of the night. The Sheriff’s Office is working with Omaha police who reported a video from Olsen’s neighbor showed him leaving the house and not returning the night of the accident.

Gary Olsen Death – Obituary, Man Killed In Fiery Crash Near Denton Identified

Investigators say even though the car was destroyed by fire, there was little damage from the accident itself. This is an ongoing investigation.