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Suspect Who Died In Crash With Colorado State Patrol Squad Car Identified

(CBS4) - A man convicted of killing his wife in Minnesota in 1999 was identified as the person who died following a law enforcement pursuit from Wyoming to northern Colorado. Troopers began chasing 66-year-old Craig Licari on Highway 85 out of Cheyenne Thursday when he drove over road spikes placed by authorities near Eaton.

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Colorado State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Troy Kessler did not say specifically why Licari was being pursued, but he said Licari was wanted for a probation violation.

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Kessler says after Licari drove over the spikes at Highway 85 and Weld County Road 76, his vehicle swerved, hit a Colorado State Patrol squad car and crashed.

Licari did not survive his injuries from the crash.

A Colorado state trooper was also hurt in the crash but not seriously.

(© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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