(Gillette, Wyo.) The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released more information regarding the crash on Highway 50 Tuesday afternoon
The 83 year old back seat passenger has been identified as Eaton, Colorado
resident Deloris Clutter. She was wearing her seat belt during the crash
but was not ejected from the vehicle. The 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck she
was riding in was driven by 77 year old Casper, Wyoming resident John
"The truck was traveling south on WY 50 when the vehicle failed to properly
negotiate a curve in the highway. The pickup and camper crossed the
centerline and were overcorrected to the right. The overcorrection caused
the pickup and camper trailer to exit the highway to the west, trip and
roll multiple times. "
Mills and another passenger, 44 year old Gillette resident Julie Carpenter,
were also both wearing their seat belts and were hospitalized at Campbell
County Memorial Hospital.
Distracted driving is currently being investigated as a contributing factor
in this crash that marked the 26th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016.
There were 56 fatalities during this same time period in 2015.
The investigation is still ongoing with no charges currently filed at the
time of this release.