Breaking News: Fatal Crash in Osage Results in Vehicular Homicide Charge

(Osage, Wyo.) A fatal crash on January 25th has resulted in the death of 57 year old Newcastle, Wyoming resident Tina M. Morris. The crash occurred at 11:45 p.m. on the 25th near mile post 233 on US Highway 16 near the city limits of Osage, Wyoming. Morris was a passenger in a 2000 Chevrolet Impala passenger car driven by 39 year old Timothy J. Dawson, also from Newcastle. The Impala was traveling east on US 16 when Dawson failed to see a herd of horses on the highway. The Chevy collided with four horses as no attempt was made by Dawson to avoid them. The Chevy veered to the right off the highway, crossed Wyoming State Highway 451, traversed a hill and came to rest next to the Right-of-Way fence. Neither Morris or Dawson were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash. Morris sustained fatal injuries on scene. Dawson was transported by ground ambulance to Newcastle and was treated for minor injury. Dawson has been arrested and taken to the Weston County Jail in Newcastle. He has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while impaired, possession of marijuana, interference and driving with no license. Drug use, speed and livestock on the highway are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash. Morris marked the fourth highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were eight fatalities during this same time period in 2015. #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook