Colorado Springs Man Dies in Collision North of Douglas
A Colorado Springs man died in a collision north of Douglas on Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Troopers were dispatched to a parking area at Wyoming Highway 93 near milepost nine about 5:30 a.m.
A 2014 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was traveling west on the highway when the driver mistakenly thought a 2019 GMC Sierra pickup was in his lane of travel.
The GMC was parked in an adjacent parking area with his headlights on. The Peterbilt entered the parking area and collided with the pickup and driver who was standing outside of the vehicle.
The pickup's driver has been identified as Kirk H. Hannivig, 56, who died at the scene.
The driver of the Peterbilt has been identified as Fort Morgan, Colo., resident Hector L. Arriaga, 49, who was wearing his seat belt and not injured in the collision.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating driver fatigue on the part of Arriaga as a possible contributing factor in the accident.
This marked the 119th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 82 in 2018, 109 in 2017, and 89 in 2016 to date.