Information Release on Fatal Crash Outside Worland
Written by andrew-rossi on June 19, 2020
More information has been released on Wednesday’s fatal crash outside Worland.
The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m., around milepost 169 on US 20 north of Worland, Wyoming. A 2006 Jeep Liberty was headed southbound on US 20 when the driver crossed into the northbound lane, colliding head-on with a 1992 Chevrolet 2500. The driver of the Jeep has been identified as 70-year-old Greybull, Wyoming resident Marian Duda. The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 47-year-old Worland, Wyoming resident Javier Mendoza. Duda was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident; Mendoza was not. Both individuals succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. Both lanes of US 20 were closed for over two hours as the scene was cleared of debris.
These are the 38th and 39th fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020. While tragic, these numbers are significantly lower than Wyoming’s roadway fatalities in previous years at this point: 72 in 2019, 42 in 2018, and 58 in 2017 to date.
No cause or reason for the crash has been given at this point, as the incident is still under investigation by the Wyoming Highway Patrol – which also responded to the scene, along with the Washakie County Ambulance, Worland Police Department, Washakie County Sheriff’s Office, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the Worland Volunteer Fire Department.