A South Dakota motorist who tried to outrun a Nebraska State Patrol trooper, died after losing control of the vehicle when it rubbed the patrol car, drove into a ditch, and rolled.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports 32-year-old Antoine Ladeaux of Pine Ridge, South Dakota died at the scene.
According to NSP, the trooper observed a car driven by Ladeaux run a stop sign while turning onto Highway 27 near Gordon in Sheridan County late last night. The trooper attempted to stop the car, but it sped up instead, driving east on a county road.
A chase began down a number of county roads, returning to Highway 27th, heading north. NSP says that at about two miles north of Gordon, “the suspect vehicle and patrol unit made contact with each other.” Ladezux’s car left Highway 27, drove into the ditch on the east side and rolled. Ladeaux was thrown from the car.
Three passengers in the vehicle, 25-year-old Alicia Munoz of Rapid City, S.D.; 30-year-old Cameron Ladeaux of Alliance; and 25-year-old Alanna Rosales of Gordon were treated and released from Gordon Memorial Hospital.
NSP says the pursuit lasted about five minutes. Speeds reached nearly 80 mph.
A grand jury will be convened to investigate the death in accordance with state law.