12:05 P.M. UPDATE:

Cheyenne police say the gate is clear and roads are now open.


11:54 A.M. UPDATE:

Cheyenne police say the preliminary investigation shows the incident occurred when a male passenger was attempting to exit the bed of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The vehicle’s driver entered Gate V12 from Hynds Boulevard and slowed to a stop with the flow of traffic. As the vehicle was stopped, the male passenger began to exit the truck bed, lost his footing, and fell to the ground. The driver proceeded forward with traffic resulting in the passenger being run over by the vehicle.

The victim sustained life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where he was declared deceased.

The driver remained on-scene to assist officers with their investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Cheyenne police are currently investigating a fatal accident at Frontier Park.

According to a department Facebook post, a passenger was run over and killed while attempting to exit their vehicle in the area of Gate V12.

"The gate will remain closed this afternoon as officers investigate the incident," said police. "Please avoid the area and use caution while driving."

Calls to police seeking more information were not immediately returned.

LOOK: VIntage Postcards Showing-Off Cheyenne Frontier Days Through the Years

Postcards have been a thing since the mid-1800s. Sending pictures and short messages on card-stock paper to friends and families really took off in the first half of the 20th century. While not quite as popular today, they still exist, and collecting postcards even has a special name, Deltiology.

Postcards were made for a lot of things, like vacation destinations and events. Cheyenne Frontier Days was the source of many. On the auction site eBay we found a lot of vintage postcards with fascinating pictures of Cheyenne and the Daddy of 'Em All.