Man killed in car crash during high-speed chase

Nov 15, 2011

Authorities are investigating after a 35-year-old man was killed in a car crash in Converse County during a high-speed chase that involved a state trooper.

Brian A. Bonomo of Cheyenne was pulled over for speeding on Wyoming Highway 59 on Saturday evening. Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the trooper smelled marijuana on Bonomo
as he was handing him the ticket.

Bonomo then sped off at more than 90 mph and crashed his SUV as he tried to negotiate a left curve a few miles down the road. He was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Townsend says the trooper, whose name will not be released, seems to have followed proper procedure.