University of Wyoming student-athlete Nathan Reid died Monday morning in a car crash south of Douglas, WY, according to UW track and field. Reid was found at the site of the crash on U.S. Hwy 18/20 near Orin Junction.

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Reid would have been entering his senior season at the University. The Kingston, Jamaica native threw shot and discus for the Cowboys and was majoring in mechanical engineering. Reid was an Honorable Mention All-America athlete last season, where he placed 23rd in the discus at the NCAA Championships.

The release stated there are limited details about the accident, but it appeared to be a single-car accident. Reid's vehicle was traveling westbound on US Hwy 18/20 about five miles east of the I-25 junction. Road construction workers discovered the accident early Monday morning, July 24.

The University of Wyoming Athletics is making counseling resources available for student-athletes and staff. Dr. Chris Praetzel, PysD, Director of Student-Athlete Well-Being will hold drop-in support on Tuesday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. in the Well-Being Office in the High Altitude Performance Center (HAPC).

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Praetzel, email, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Kurt Johnson, Medical Director at Appointments for either doctor can be made at the front desk of Sports Medicine in the HAPC.

Counseling services are available in the University Counseling Center in Knight Hall from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stop in or call 307-766-2187 for an appointment. The Counseling Center's after-hours crisis number is 307-766-8989.


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