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Authorities had been looking for man who died in crash

November 7, 2018

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Court records say a Cody construction worker who died last month in a crash along the Chief Joseph Highway was supposed to be in the custody of law enforcement.

The Powell Tribune reports that an affidavit from Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Pence says that in the hours before Ronald “Ronny” Frankenberry II’s haul truck drove over a cliff on Oct. 12, authorities in Cody had tried to take him into custody.

Pence wrote that law enforcement’s search for Frankenberry began on the afternoon of Oct. 11 — after he failed two drug tests and walked out of the Cody probation office against his supervising agent’s orders.

Pence says authorities located Frankenberry on Oct. 12, but he was able to elude them. Around 4 p.m., Frankenberry called his probation agent, who told Frankenberry to turn himself in.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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