1 Dead, 2 Injured After Car and Pickup Collide in Eastern Wyoming
One person was killed and two others injured Tuesday after a car and pickup collided in eastern Wyoming's Niobrara County, the Highway Patrol says.
It happened around 4:03 p.m. on U.S. 18, about 10 miles east of Mule Creek Junction near the South Dakota state line.
According to a fatality crash summary, 54-year-old Iowa resident Jon McMullen-Chung was behind the wheel of an eastbound Chevrolet Impala when he crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming Dodge Ram.
McMullen-Chung was wearing his seat belt but died from his injuries.
The pickup driver and a passenger were also reportedly injured in the crash but the summary did not say to what extent.
Driver inattention and driver fatigue are being investigated as possible contributing factors.
This is the 28th reported fatality on Wyoming's highways in 2023 compared to 12 in 2022, 17 in 2021, 11 in 2020, and 18 in 2019 to date.
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