A Pine Ridge, South Dakota man has died after crashing his vehicle while being pursued by a Nebraska State Patrol trooper in Sheridan County.
On Monday night, a trooper saw 32-year-old Antoine Ladeaux run a stop sign while entering Highway 27 near Gordon. Ladeaux’s car didn’t have a license plate, and the trooper tried to initiate a traffic stop.
Instead, the vehicle took off and a pursuit began. Two miles north of Gordon on Highway 27, Ladeaux’s car made contact with the patrol car, causing it to enter the east ditch and roll.
Ladeaux was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. The passengers; 25-year-old Alanna Rosales of Gordon, 30-year-old Cameron Ladeaux of Alliance, and 25-year-old Alicia Munoz of Rapid City were transported to Gordon Memorial Hospital. They were all treated and released.
The pursuit lasted about five minutes and speeds reached approximately 80 miles per hour.
NSP Public Information Coordinator Deb Collins says the investigation continues. Anytime someone dies while in custody or in the process of apprehension a grand jury is required to convene under Nebraska State law.