By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A person was run over and killed Tuesday at the park where Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo is held.
The Cheyenne Police Department said the incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and happened when a male passenger was attempting to exit the bed of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The vehicle’s driver entered Gate V12 from the Hynds Street and slowed to a stop with the flow of traffic.
As the truck was stopped, the male passenger began to exit the truck bed, lost his footing and fell to the ground.
The driver moved forward with traffic, running over the passenger.
The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver remained on scene to assist officers with the investigation.
The gate will remain closed on Tuesday as officers continue to investigate the incident.