Highway Crash East of Ten Sleep Becomes 17th Wyoming Highway Fatality of 2019

Written by on February 14, 2019

The Wyoming Highway Patrol released a statement to their Facebook page concerning the now confirmed fatal crash Tuesday, February 12th east of Ten Sleep on Highway 16.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Officers responded to a single vehicle rollover at milepost 37 on US 16 east of Ten Sleep, Wyoming — round 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A 2001 Ford F-250 was traveling westbound on US 16 when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The Ford exited the roadway and overturned.
The driver of the Ford has been identified as 46-year-old Gillette, Wyoming resident Christopher Short. Short was not wearing his seat belt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor.
Cody Beers, Public Relations Specialist with the Wyoming Department of Transportation talks numbers and pitfalls that can lead to highway crashes.
This is the 17th fatality on Wyoming’s highways in 2019 compared to 9 in 2018, 10 in 2017, and 6 in 2016 to date.

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