1 in custody after high-speed Utah chase ends in Wyoming crash

Lucas M. Odle. Photo: Uinta County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

UINTA COUNTY, Wyo., March 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A high-speed pursuit that began in Utah ended in Uinta County, Wyoming.

According to a Facebook post from Uinta County Law Enforcement, the chase ended when a suspect’s car hit a deputy’s truck, then ran into a wooden loading dock.

Uinta County got a call from Utah’s Summit County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:40 a.m. Friday, according to a news release.

“Utah Authorities reported that a gray colored Chrysler 300 with a single male driver had been observed at speeds over 100 miles per hour on I-80,” the Unita County Law Enforcement statement says. “Utah Authorities had lost the suspect vehicle and thought it may have went over Chalk Creek.”

Uinta County Sheriff Doug Matthews spotted the suspect Chrysler on Country Road 151, the statement says.

“As the suspect vehicle passed the Sheriff it began to accelerate and refused to stop, reaching speeds of over 100 mile per hour on Yellow Creek Road. Attempts to spike the tires on the vehicle failed as the vehicle traveled through the city limits. The suspect vehicle continued eluding Sheriff’s Deputies south on Highway 150, again reaching speeds well in excessive of 100 miles per hour.”

The chase ended after the suspect’s car rammed a deputy’s vehicle, then crashed into a loading dock, which disabled the vehicle, the statement said.

“The suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to elude on foot, but was apprehended by deputies after a short foot chase.”

The suspect, 25-year-old Lucas M. Odle, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, evading an officer, reckless driving, driving under suspension, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and a felony warrant out of South Dakota.


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