Volume 7, Number 6 - May 3, 2007
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State Rep. run over by wife
Sublette County Rep. Monte Olsen was reportedly in critical condition Monday after sustaining trauma from being struck by a vehicle that his wife was driving.
Pinedale optometrist Dr. Lisa Glenn, 37, of Daniel was charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of reckless endangering after allegedly striking Olsen with her vehicle.
According to a release signed by Undersheriff Jim Whinnery of the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, an officer responded to a domestic situation at a residence on Highway 354 in Daniel at about 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
Upon arrival, deputies and emergency response members assisted the 50-year-old male, later identified as Olsen. Olsen had apparently been struck by a motor vehicle allegedly driven by his wife, according to court documents.
Dispatch received a report of “a man that was run over with a vehicle,” and when the deputy arrived, he found Olsen trapped underneath a maroon Chevy Suburban, according to court documents.
EMS tended to the victim, while the deputy spoke with Glenn, who is the owner and driver of the Suburban in the incident, according to court documents. Glenn said she and her husband had a verbal altercation, and she was attempting to leave the residence when she ran over her husband.
According to court documents, the deputy noted a continuous set of tire tracks in the gravel and grass, matching the tires “peeling out.” The tracks led to the vehicle that was on top of Olsen.
Olsen was life-flight to Eastern Idaho Medical Center for treatment, where he was reportedly in critical condition, according to a release.
Glenn was charged with reckless endangering, a misdemeanor offense, punishable by no more than one year of imprisonment. An arraignment date has not yet been set.
The release noted that the case is still under investigation.
Olsen was sworn into office for House District 22 of the Wyoming State Legislature in 2003, and he was re-elected to the post in 2006.
As of Tuesday, Olsen was upgraded from critical to serious condition, according to Laura Fabrick, nursing supervisor at Eastern Idaho Medical Center.
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