1 Killed, 1 Injured in Head-On Crash on Icy Wyoming Mountain Pass
A driver was killed and another injured in a head-on crash on South Pass late Tuesday morning, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.
The crash happened around 11:40 a.m. near mile marker 42 on Wyoming 28, about 35 miles south of Lander.
According to a fatality crash summary, 53-year-old Idaho resident Sean Boyle was behind the wheel of an eastbound GMC Safari when an oncoming Freightliner crossed the centerline and hit him head-on.
Boyle was wearing his seat belt but died from his injuries.
The semi driver was also reportedly injured in the crash but the summary did not say to what extent.
The summary says it was snowing with severe wind and blowing snow and the highway was icy and snowy at the time of the crash.
Boyle is the 27th reported person to die on Wyoming's highways in 2023 compared to 12 in 2022, 17 in 2021, 11 in 2020, and 18 in 2019 to date.
This is the third highway fatality in Fremont County this year.
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