Utah Man Leads Wyoming Authorities on High Speed Chase

whpA Utah man led Wyoming authorities on a high speed chase along I-80 on the afternoon of Halloween. According to State Police, 38-year old Thomas Wixom was driving a stolen vehicle when the pursuit started, at around 3:30 in the afternoon. When Wixom didn’t stop for law enforcement, stop stick tire deflation devices were set up ahead of him on the highway. The pursuit spanned about 57 miles and lasted 51 minutes, before Wixom finally lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the cable barrier in the median of the highway. He has been charged with wrongful taking of property, eluding, property destruction, possession of suspected methamphetamine, and speeding. He has been transported to the Uinta County Jail in Evanston. Nobody was injured in the chase.

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