1 Killed, 2 Injured in I-25 Crash Near Wheatland
One person was killed and two others were injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 25 Saturday, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.
The crash happened around 5:06 p.m. near mile marker 67, about 11 miles south of Wheatland.
According to a crash summary, a pickup was headed southbound pulling a flatbed trailer when the driver lost control and jackknifed.
"The trailer separated from the truck and the pickup overturned and came to an uncontrolled rest on its roof in the northbound travel lanes," the summary reads.
Sgt. Jeremy Beck says the driver, a 15-year-old Colorado boy, was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and one of his passengers, 49-year-old Fort Collins, Colorado resident Jason Lopez, was taken to Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland for their injuries.
The teen's other passenger, 49-year-old Laporte, Colorado resident Adam Mitchell, died at the scene.
Beck says none of them were wearing a seat belt.
According to the summary, it was blowing snow and the interstate was covered in ice and snow at the time of the crash.
The summary did not list any possible contributing factors.
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