Wyoming patrol: Texas man dies after jumping from vehicle


February 23, 2020

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A Texas man suspected of drunken driving died after jumping out of his speeding vehicle while being chased by a Wyoming state trooper on Friday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

Marshall R. Acker, 43, of Tyler, Texas climbed out of his vehicle through his sunroof and jumped onto Interstate 90 near Sheridan as his vehicle traveled at around 80 mph (129 kph), the patrol said. His vehicle then crashed into the median cable divider.

The approximately 5-mile (1.6 km) pursuit of Acker started after troopers were notified of a suspected drunken driver and spotted his vehicl...

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