The Trooper tased the driver to prevent him from escaping and endangering other motorists. The suspect removed the taser probes, started the vehicle, drove down a grassy median, over a retaining wall, and landed on the eastbound I-70 off-ramp to westbound Highway 6 toward Golden.

The suspect then ran from the vehicle across the off-ramp, and jumped over another concrete barrier onto eastbound I-70 where he was hit and killed by a passing vehicle.