Cheyenne man killed in July 14 crash

A fatal crash east of Laramie, Wyoming on July 14th has resulted in the death of 51 year old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Mitchell Kenning. The crash occurred at 8:25 p.m. on the 14th near mile post 335 on Interstate 80 approximately 19 miles east of Laramie. Kenning was operating a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling east on I-80 when the motorcycle left the highway into the median, traversed the median and entered the westbound lanes of I-80. After the motorcycle entered the westbound lanes of I-80, the motorcycle was laid down and both Mitchell Kenning and his passenger, 46 year old Cheyenne resident Stephanie Kenning, were thrown from the motorcycle. Neither rider was wearing a helmet during the crash. Mitchell Kenning was transported by helicopter ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cheyenne were he succumbed to his injuries on July 17th. Stephanie Kenning was transported by ground ambulance to CRMC and was hospitalized for her injuries. Contributing factors in this crash are still under investigation. This crash marked the 49th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were 75 fatalities during this same time period in 2015. *h/t WHP* #shortgo #news