Head-on collision with motorcycle ends in three deaths

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A fatal crash involving five Cheyenne residents left three dead and two hospitalized Sunday night after a head-on collision a few miles west of Cheyenne, Wyo.

At around 8:50 p.m. Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a vehicle collision involving a car and two motorcycles. A westbound Ford Mustang traveling on WY 210 had crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with an eastbound 2017 Harley Davidson. After the initial collision, a 2012 Harley Davidson collided with the rear of the 2017 Harley.

Jason Hanson, 20, was driving the Ford and was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash. Seth O’Dell, 20, was the passenger of the Ford and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Jerry Hoover, 47, and Jana Garton, 50, were the driver and passenger of the 2017 Harley. Both succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. Neither were wearing helmets.

The driver of the 2012 Harley, 34-year-old Andrew Hrasky, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for his injuries.

These three deaths bring Wyoming’s 2019 roadway death count to 43, compared to 22 in 2018, 31 in 2017, and 13 in 2016 to date.

Speed, driver intoxication and driver inattention on the part of Hanson are being investigated as “contributing factors” to the crash.

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