Skip to Content

Authorities had been looking for man who died in crash

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 an affidavit from Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Pence says 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.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

News Team


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content