One Dead in Highway Patrol Pursuit Near Rock Springs

One Dead in Highway Patrol Pursuit Near Rock Springs

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the death of an individual near Rock Springs yesterday in connection to an open DCI case.

ROCK SPRINGS — A Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) pursuit ended with one person dead near Rock Springs yesterday.

According to a statement by the WHP, troopers were asked by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation to stop a vehicle wanted in connection to an ongoing DCI case.

Troopers located and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop and then fled from the scene. The car entered Blairtown Connection Road before coming to a stop on 5th Avenue West.

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A short time later, the vehicle began to move forward again and went down an embankment before coming to a stop.

The driver, whose identity is being withheld pending the investigation, was found deceased, according to the WHP report.
The Rock Springs Police Department and Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wyoming Highway Patrol in the event. 

Due to the nature of this incident, the Rock Springs Police Department is assisting with the investigation and further details will be disseminated as they become available.