1 Killed, 2 Injured After SUVs Collide in Southeast Wyoming
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says speed and driver fatigue may be to blame for a collision in southeast Wyoming's Carbon County that left one person dead and two others injured.
It happened around 6:46 a.m. last Thursday, Nov. 30, around mile marker 274 on U.S. 30/U.S. 287, just east of Medicine Bow or about 15 miles northwest of Rock River.
According to a fatality crash summary, the driver of a Jeep Compass was headed west when they went off the left-hand side of the highway, overcorrected to the right, reentered the highway in a driver-side leading slide, overcorrected to the left, spun counterclockwise into the eastbound lane, and struck an oncoming Infiniti JX35.
The collision left one of the drivers, 25-year-old Wyoming resident Richard King, dead, and the other driver and a passenger injured.
The summary says it was clear and the highway was dry when the crash occurred.
King is the 134th person to die on Wyoming's highways in 2023, compared to 125 in 2022, 107 in 2021, 120 in 2020, and 142 in 2019 to date.
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