Crash in Southwest Wyoming claims the life of 18-year-old Evanston woman

(Evanston, Wyo.) - A fatal crash north of Evanston, Wyoming on May 22 has resulted in the death of 18-year-old Evanston resident Christine Finney. The crash occurred at 3:53 p.m. on the 22nd near mile post 3 on Wyoming State Highway 89 approximately 2 miles north of Evanston. Finney was driving a 2007 Dodge Dakota pickup truck north on WY 89 when she attempted to pass an unknown northbound vehicle. As Finney began to pass, Finney observed the southbound lane was already occupied by a southbound 1987 Dodge W250 pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Evanston resident Adam Mueske. As Finney attempted to reenter the northbound lane, the Dodge Dakota driven by Finney was overcorrected sending it into a spin. During the spin, the Finney vehicle entered the southbound lane in front of the Dodge W250 driven by Mueske. Despite Mueske's attempt to avoid a crash, the two vehicles still collided in a "t-bone" like manner with both vehicles coming to rest in the west ditch. Finney was not wearing her seat belt and remained in the vehicle during the crash. She was transported by ground ambulance to Evanston Regional Hospital (E.R.H.) in Evanston where she succumbed to her injuries. Mueske and two passengers in the truck with him were transported by ground ambulance to E.R.H. All three occupants were unrestrained and were hospitalized for injuries. Speed and weather conditions (falling snow/rain with wet roads) are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash that marked the 20th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were 48 fatalities during this same time period in 2015. #buckrail #news