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.
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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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