Two People Die From Tragic Wyoming Accident


May 15, 2019

KEMMERER, WYOMING – As reported online by www.sweetwaternow.com, two drivers sustained fatal injuries resulting from a head-on collision.*

At around 2:45 a.m. two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on U.S. Highway 30 in Kemmerer, Wyoming collided head-on, killing both drivers.  According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the accident happened near mile marker 64.  

The accident report indicates that a 63-year-old Oregon man was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 30 when he had difficulty negotiating a curve, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.  His 2004 Volvo crossed into the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 30, striking a 2017 Freightliner driven by a 40-year-old Alabama woman.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the 63-year-old Oregon man was not wearing a seatbelt and subsequently died at the scene of the accident from his injuries.  Because the damage to the 40-year-old Alabama woman’s Freightliner was so severe, authorities were unable to determine whether she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.  The woman died at the scene of the accident from her injuries.  One passenger to the Freightliner, a 26-year-old Georgia man, sustained injuries and was transported to South Lincoln Medical Hospital.

Authorities are investigating whether driver inattention or fatigue played a role in the cause of this horrific accident.  Given the accident happened in the early morning hours in complete darkness, authorities have reason to investigate whether the 63-year-old driver involved in the accident may have been fatigued or inattentive shortly before losing control of his vehicle.

2019 Has Been a Deadly Year for Wyoming Roads and Highways

Reports indicate that the deaths of the 63-year-old Oregon man and 40-year-old Alabama woman are the 59thand 60thdeaths on Wyoming roadways in 2019 alone.  In 2016, 16 deaths were reported.  2017 saw 34 deaths, and 2018 saw 27 deaths.  With 2019 not even halfway over, it remains to be seen if additional accidents will claim the lives of anyone else.  

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Source:https://www.sweetwaternow.com/crash-east-of-kemmerer-claims-the-lives-of-two-monday-afternoon/

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