Coroner identifies Minnesota fugitive who died in Weld County crash after pursuit – What We Know!

DENVER – The person who died in a pursuit that began in Wyoming and led to Weld County on March 31 was recognized as a 66-year-old Minnesota man who was beforehand convicted of killing his estranged spouse.

The Weld County coroner recognized the person was Craig R. Licari, 66, and stated his ultimate trigger and method of dying had been pending full post-mortem and lab outcomes.

The crash occurred round 2:45 p.m. on March 31 on Freeway 85 outdoors of Eaton in Weld County. Wyoming legislation enforcement had initiated a pursuit with Licari earlier than he drove into Colorado, the place Colorado State Patrol troopers obtained concerned.

Close to Eaton, a CSP trooper and Ault police officer deployed cease sticks and Licari swerved right into a trooper’s automobile, inflicting it to roll, CSP stated beforehand.

Licari’s sedan additionally crashed after crossing a drainage ditch and ending up in a area apart the freeway. He was pronounced useless on the scene, and CSP stated on the time it didn’t consider he was carrying a seatbelt when the crash occurred.

Based on the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Licari was convicted of second-degree homicide within the dying of his estranged spouse in 1999. He was sentenced to greater than 27 years in jail however was moved to work launch in early 2017 earlier than being moved to supervised launch later that yr.

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