A Wyoming man led a Fremont County Sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase on Wednesday around 9 a.m. on Highway 32. The man stopped at the Highway 20 and E. 1000 North intersection where he shot himself with a handgun.
Earlier in the day a deputy pulled the man over. After he admitted to having drug paraphernalia in his car, he sped away.
“The driver fled from the scene and led the deputy on a high speed chase with speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour,” said police in a press release.
Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries said that the Wyoming man was around 29 years old. The man would have received a ticket if he hadn’t sped away.
When the Wyoming man saw another sheriff’s deputy heading his direction, he opted to pull over and then killed himself, Humphries said.
The man had a misdemeanor warrant out of Wyoming for failure to appear in court, but the misdemeanor wouldn’t have prompted police to arrest him, Humphries said.
The Wyoming man’s name hasn’t been released as police are waiting to notify next of kin.
“This is an ongoing investigation into the circumstances of the event,” the press release said.