A suspect is dead following a high speed chase that began Tuesday afternoon in Sheridan.
According to a press release from the Sheridan Police Department officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the Sheridan city limits when the suspect refused to stop and began to flee.
The chase made its way onto Highway 167 North into Grant County as Sheridan police officers and Grant County sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop the vehicle.
The suspect showed an indifference for human life during the pursuit according to the press release.
The pursuit ended when an officer was forced to use intentional intervention when the suspect crossed over into the lane the officer was utilizing. The intervention led to the suspect crashing into the roadside ditch approximately 8 miles north of Sheridan.
Life saving measures were utilized, however the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene . A passenger in the vehicle was transported to a hospital to be treated for injuries.
Both the suspect and the passenger had active warrants for their arrest and were in a stolen vehicle according to the press release.
Additional charges are pending for the passenger after methamphetamines were located on the person of the passenger following the accident.
The name of the deceased suspect and the passenger have not been released at this time.