Fatal crash south of Newcastle, 2 killed
NEWCASTLE, Wyo. — Two people have died after a head-on collision south of Newcastle, Wyoming on Tuesday morning.
As the driver of a 2014 Chrysler was traveling northbound on US 85, it crossed into the southbound lane to pass another vehicle. During the pass, the driver of the Chrysler was unable to see an oncoming 2004 Lincoln through the rain and mist. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene at 10:31.
The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as 76-year-old Bernard W. Holman from Spooner, Wisconsin. Holman was wearing his seat belt and was transported to the Weston County Memorial hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries from the crash.
The driver of the Lincoln, 84-year-old Harry J. Mueller of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was wearing his seat belt, but succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The two passengers of the vehicles were wearing their seat belts and were transported to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.
This collision brings Wyoming’s roadway fatality count to 51, compared to 26 in 2018, 33 in 2017, and 14 in 2016 to date.