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73-year-old Wyoming inmate dies from illness

September 4, 2019

TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 73-year-old inmate from Rock Springs has died from a long-term illness.

The department says Galen Van Tolar died Saturday at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.

Tolar was serving eight to 15 years in prison on a conviction of second degree sexual assault out of Sweetwater County. He was sentenced in June 2014.

A routine autopsy has been ordered to determine the official cause of death.

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