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Police investigate fatal semi-truck incident in Downtown Cheyenne

File; Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Officials with the Cheyenne Police Department say that on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers responded to an incident near the 1500 block of House Avenue where a man had been runover by a semi-truck.

According to Alexandra Farkas, Public Information Officer for the CPD, the preliminary investigation shows the man may have fallen asleep after crawling underneath the trailer of a parked semi-truck.

“When the driver of the truck returned and started the vehicle, the man underneath was run over by the rear wheels of the trailer as the truck pulled forward, Farkas stated.

Police say the victim, later identified as Paul Griego, 55, a transient, sustained life-threatening injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

Detectives believe that the incident was accidental and are looking to identify and speak with the driver of the semi-truck.

If you have any information, please contact the Cheyenne Police at (307) 637-6521.