Former U.S. Senator Mike Enzi died from accidents he sustained in a bicycle accident in his residence state of Wyoming, his household stated late on Monday.
Enzi, who was 77, was airlifted to UC Health Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, following the accident on Friday.
Enzi, a Republican, retired in January after 24 years within the U.S. Senate.
A pal of Enzi’s, Wyoming legal professional John Daly, informed the Gillette News Record that Enzi was driving his bike shortly earlier than 8:30 p.m. on Friday close to his residence in Gillette, Wyoming,when the accident occurred. Someone discovered Enzi and referred to as an ambulance, Daly stated.
Enzi’s kids stated in a Facebook put up on Monday, earlier than his loss of life, that “the small print of the biking accident are unknown at the moment.”
Prior to profitable a U.S. Senate seat in 1996, Enzi served as Gillette’s mayor and a state lawmaker.
Enzi, a mild-mannered conservative, was widespread in Wyoming all through his tenure, profitable common elections with over 70% of the vote. “His household expresses their deep appreciation for all the prayers, assist and concern. They now ask for privateness and continued prayers throughout this tough time,” his household stated in a tweet by way of Enzi’s account.