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Lincoln couple's argument ends with wife dying in fall from van

A married couple’s argument ended in death on a Lincoln street when the wife exited a vehicle while it was moving, according to police.

Stacie Loraine Delao, 35, died on Wednesday, presumably from injuries suffered when she fell from a van driven by her husband, 38-year-old Joseph Allen Yankovich, according to a police department press release.

Police said that the Lincoln couple was arguing while driving near Third Street and Joiner Parkway shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The argument continued to the intersection of 4th and O streets where Delao allegedly tried to exit the moving vehicle while Yankovich continued driving.

Yankovich attempted to hold her inside the vehicle but Delao fell from the van, according to police . It is not known if she was hit by the vehicle.

Yankovich was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police. Delao was transported to a hospital where she died from her injuries.