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A two-state pursuit on Tuesday ended in Wyoming when the suspect in a road rage incident crashed his car off of Interstate 25.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol said in news release that, shortly after 4 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol asked for help from Wyoming while they were chasing a car suspected to be involved in a road rage incident.

The Dodge Neon being chased by the Colorado patrol crossed into Wyoming on Interstate 25 and a Wyoming trooper joined the pursuit. According to the patrol, another trooper laid out a spike strip four miles from the border, but it wasn't immediately clear if the Dodge hit the strip.

A few minutes later, the Dodge crashed into a van carrying a family of eight from Alberta, Canada, at the Port of Entry off-ramp and went down a steep embankment on the east side of the road, the patrol said.

The driver, a male whose name has not been released, is alleged to have jumped out of the car and yelled at troopers that he had a gun while keeping one hand in his pocket.

"The suspect shouted that he wanted the troopers to shoot him several times," the release said. "After a short standoff of several minutes troopers surrounded the vehicle and had to physically tackle the suspect to take him into custody."

They did not find a gun on him.

The driver was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. No charges had been filed as of 5:45 p.m.

Nobody in the van from Canada was injured in the crash.

 

 

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