Fatal head-on crash near Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were called to the scene of a head-on crash at about 10 p.m. Saturday night.

The crash was near milepost 14 on Wyoming Highway 258, near Casper, Wyoming. The crash occurred when a westbound Buick LeSabre drifted into the eastbound lane, colliding with a Mercedes ML350.

The driver of the Buick, 30-year-old Matthew Sciole of Mills, Wyoming, was transported to the Wyoming Medical Center, as was the driver of the Mercedes, a 19-year-old man from Casper.

Sciole succumbed to his injuries after he was transported to the medical center. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Driver impairment on the part of Sciole is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.

This is the 92nd fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 57 in 2018, 80 in 2017, and 50 in 2016 to date.

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