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Suspect in pursuit from Wyoming dies after crash with CSP trooper near Ault

CSP says suspect was wanted for probation violation in Minnesota
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Posted at 5:25 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 14:09:53-04

DENVER – A person who was involved in a vehicle chase that started in Wyoming Thursday afternoon died after a crash with a Colorado State Patrol trooper on Highway 85 near Ault.

The pursuit entered Colorado around 2:45 p.m. from Wyoming on Highway 85 and involved a person wanted for a parole violation out of Minnesota who was driving a sedan, according to Colorado State Patrol.

CSP said a trooper and Ault police officer deployed stop sticks as the vehicle drove south. CSP said the driver, identified on April 5 as 66-year-old Craig R. Licari, of Minnesota, swerved into a trooper’s vehicle, which caused the CSP vehicle to roll.

Licari’s sedan crossed a drainage ditch and ended up in a field off the highway, according to video from the scene.

Licari died as a result of the crash and was not believed to be wearing a seatbelt, according to CSP. The trooper whose vehicle rolled suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Highway 85 was still closed until early in the evening.

Editor's note on Tuesday, March 5: This story has been updated with the ID of the man who died in this crash.