Casper Man Tries To Elude Cops In Wild High-Speed Chase Tuesday Before Slamming Into Police Car

A man led Casper area law enforcement officers on a wild high-speed chase Tuesday morning which included driving down the wrong way of roads and weaving through lanes of oncoming traffic. The chase ended when he slammed into a police car.

Ellen Fike

July 19, 20222 min read

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A man led Casper area law enforcement officers on a chase Tuesday morning that ended with him being taken into custody at a local park, Natrona County sheriff’s officials announced.

According to police, around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, the Casper Police Department received a call for a fire assist. The vehicle of a responding officer arriving on the scene was struck by a white box truck being driven the wrong way on the road.

The box truck fled the accident scene and drove the wrong way down a road while weaving through lanes of oncoming traffic.

The driver of the box truck attempted to steer the vehicle into numerous other vehicles during the chase, including responding CPD and Casper Fire Department vehicles and citizen drivers.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist with stopping the truck.

Police officials said multiple citizens had to take evasive measure to avoid being hit by the truck. At least one person’s vehicle was struck, but it is currently unknown if the vehicle’s passengers suffered any injuries from the crash.

At one point, a CPD officer stopped his vehicle at the city’s Rotary Park to deploy spike strips in an attempt to end the chase. The box truck hit the officer’s vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing it to leave the roadway and crash.

After approximately 30 minutes, officers were able to extract the driver of the box truck. He was transported to the Wyoming Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

One Casper police officer was also taken to the WMC with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

NCSO officials said that this particular case was “complex,” as it involved multiple jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies. Due to the direct involved of CPD, the sheriff’s office will investigate the chase and crash.

Anyone who witnessed the pursuit or who was impacted by the driver is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 307-235-9282.

Natrona County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kiera Grogan declined to comment for this article.

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