Driggs resident Lindsey Asselin, 38, was life-flighted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center this morning after rolling her vehicle in Madison County and, at this time, surviving a self-inflicted wound. According to EIRMC, Asselin’s condition is currently listed as undetermined.
According to a Teton County Sheriff’s Office news release, at approximately 5:22 a.m. today, Teton County Sheriff Tony Liford observed a white Dodge pickup driving erratically near Main Street and Wallace Avenue in Driggs.
Based on the driving pattern, Liford attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued south on Main Street before leaving the road and performing a U-turn, heading north back through Driggs and continuing on state Highway 33 at high speeds and driving recklessly.
Additional Sheriff’s Office deputies joined the pursuit and continued following the vehicle into Madison County.
At approximately mile marker 111 on Highway 33, the vehicle lost control and left the road entering a field and rolled.
An air ambulance unit was dispatched to the scene and air-lifted Asselin to EIRMC.
It was discovered while investigating the scene that Asselin sustained a self-inflicted laceration to her throat and her pet dog was discovered in the vehicle and that it was dead from a knife wound to its throat.