A Department of Transportation worker was shot and wounded and his assailant was killed after a highway patrol chase and gunfire on June 16th in northern Nevada.

According to police, the road paving crew member was shot around 10 a.m. in a S.R. 278 construction zone just south of the mining town of Carlin, Nevada. A trooper then chased the suspected shooter in a white Dodge cargo van south toward Eureka.

The roadworker was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital where he was said to be in stable condition. 

Troopers used spike strips to disable the van, then the driver exchanged gunfire with police before he was wounded and eventually arrested about three hours later. 

The man passed away in the ambulance on his way to Eureka, according to authorities.

The remote stretch of highway remained closed for hours on the 16th in order for authorities to conduct an investigation. 


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