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WHP: Driver found deceased following pursuit ending in Rock Springs Monday

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CASPER, Wyo — A driver who eluded Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers was found deceased in the vehicle following following a pursuit that ended in Rock Springs Monday, according to a WHP release. 

Highway Patrol said it was contacted by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Monday, March 29, for assistance in stopping a vehicle wanted in connection to an ongoing case.

Troopers located and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver failed to stop and fled. The car entered Blairtown Connection Road in Rock Springs 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, WHP said.

“Due to this incident’s nature, the Rock Springs Police Department is assisting with this investigation, and further details will be disseminated as they become available,” WHP said.