Cheyenne woman killed in Saturday's Wind River Canyon crash

A fatal crash south of Thermopolis, on June 11th has resulted in the death of 41-year-old Cheyenne resident Jamie Winters (female). The crash occurred at 12:40 p.m. on the 11th near mile post 123 on US Highway 20 approximately 8 miles south of Thermopolis. Winters was driving a 2014 Dodge Avenger passenger car northbound on US 20 when the car crossed over the centerline into the southbound lane of travel. A 2012 Dodge 3500 pickup truck pulling a stock trailer was traveling south when the northbound Dodge entered the southbound lane of US 20. The driver of the Dodge truck, 52-year-old Silt, Colo., resident Randel Patton, attempted to steer right to avoid a crash but was unable to do so due to a guardrail present in the west ditch. The Dodge collided with the rear-end of the pickup and the stock trailer. Winters was wearing her seat belt and was not ejected. Winters was transported by ground ambulance to Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis where she succumbed to her injuries. Patton was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured. A passenger riding with Patton in the Dodge, 22-year-old Cheyenne resident Steven C. C'Bearing, was not wearing his seat belt and was transported by ground ambulance to Hot Springs Memorial Hospital and was hospitalized. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in this crash that marked the 31st highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016. There were 56 fatalities during this same time period in 2015. Read more from the Patton family about the crash here . *photo h/t Kristie Salzmann / Pitchengine Communities* #springcity #shortgo #county10 #reboot