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Buffalo man killed in Sunday crash near Sheridan

A fatal crash southeast of Sheridan on June 12th has resulted in the death of 34-year-old Buffalo resident John Ipes. The crash occurred at 6:00 a.m. on the 12th near mile post 33 on US Highway 14/16 approximately 30 miles southeast of Sheridan. Ipes was a passenger in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 35-year-old Buffalo resident Jennifer Thomas. The Suburban was traveling west on US 14/16 when Thomas swerved to miss a deer. The Suburban was overcorrected and exited the highway to the south where it tripped and rolled multiple times. Ipes was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected and sustained fatal injuries on scene. Thomas was wearing her seat belt, was not ejected and was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan where she was hospitalized. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in this crash that marked the 32nd highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were 56 fatalities during this same time period in 2015. Potential charges are pending. The investigation is still ongoing. #dally #news