A WYOMING RESIDENT WAS KILLED FRIDAY MORNING IN A HEAD-ON CRASH WEST OF CASPER ON U.S. 20/26.

23-YEAR-OLD TRENTON HUFF DIED AT THE SCENE, ACCORDING TO A CRASH REPORT FROM THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL. HE WAS WEARING HIS SEATBELT.

THREE OTHERS WERE INJURED, THOUGH THE CRASH REPORT DOES NOT IDENTIFY THEM. THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES IS UNKNOWN.

PER THE REPORT, HUFF WAS DRIVING A FORD F-250 EASTBOUND. AT 10:37 A.M., NEAR MILE MARKER 42, A WESTBOUND FORD EXCURSION CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND ENTERED THE EASTBOUND LANE.

THE EXCURSION HIT THE PICKUP TRUCK HEAD-ON, IN AN OFFSET MANNER. THE EXCURSION SPUN COUNTERCLOCKWISE AND CAME TO REST FACING SOUTH IN THE WESTBOUND LANE, WHILE THE FORD ALSO SPUN COUNTERCLOCKWISE BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE ROAD AND ROLLING ONTO ITS ROOF.

INVESTIGATORS ARE EXAMINING SPEED TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS, DRIVER FATIGUE AND DRIVER INEXPERIENCE AS CONTRIBUTING FACTORS IN THE CRASH, THOUGH THE REPORT DOES NOT SPECIFY WHICH DRIVER -- PERHAPS BOTH -- MAY HAVE BEEN FATIGUED OR INEXPERIENCED.

THE ROADWAY WAS WET, WITH SNOW AND ICE OR FROST ALSO PRESENT AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. SNOW WAS FALLING, AND SKIES WERE OVERCAST.
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A 76-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE MAN IS DEAD AFTER DRIVING HIS VEHICLE INTO A TRAIN NORTHWEST OF TOWN.

THE WYOMING HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS DAVID PETERSEN WAS HEADED NORTHWEST ON HORSE CREEK ROAD AROUND 10 P.M. ON APRIL 2, WHEN HE STOPPED FOR A NORTHBOUND TRAIN AT MILEPOST 17.

FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON, POSSIBLY FATIGUE OR A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PETERSEN ALLOWED HIS VEHICLE TO ROLL FORWARD INTO THE SIDE OF THE TRAIN, WHICH WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 45 MPH.

THE MOMENTUM OF THE TRAIN SPUN PETERSEN'S VEHICLE CLOCKWISE AND PUSHED IT OFF OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE CAME TO REST ABOUT 20 FEET NORTH OF THE ROAD.

THE ENGINE OF THE TRAIN HAD ALREADY PASSED WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED, SO THE CONDUCTOR AND ENGINEER WERE UNAWARE OF THE INCIDENT AND DIDN'T STOP THE TRAIN.

IT WASN'T UNTIL 6:15 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING, NEARLY EIGHT-AND-A-HALF HOURS AFTER THE CRASH, THAT PETERSEN WAS FOUND LYING ON THE GROUND NEXT TO HIS VEHICLE. PETERSEN WAS UNRESPONSIVE AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT CHEYENNE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.

THE PATROL SAYS AN AUTOPSY IS BEING CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE IF PETERSEN DIED AS A RESULT OF THE COLLISION OR FROM EXPOSURE.
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THE NEWS ON OIL PRICES IS MIXED THIS WEEK.

PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS THAT OTHER NEWS EVENTS ARE HAVING AN EFFECT ON THE PRICE OF CRUDE.

AND NOW, WE CAN ADD MORE JITTERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST OVER RENEWED ATTACKS IN SYRIA. WILL THAT ADD TO THE DROP IN OIL PRICES?

MEANWHILE ALL THESE FACTORS HAVE GASOLINE PRICES PRACTICALLY ON HOLD.
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CASPER, WYO. (AP) - CREWS WORKED MONDAY TO SHUT AN OIL AND GAS WELL IN CENTRAL WYOMING THAT BLEW OUT OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE REPORTS THAT OFFICIALS SAY NO ONE WAS HURT WHEN A DRILLING RIG HIT A POCKET OF NATURAL GAS EARLY SUNDAY IN A RURAL AREA OF CONVERSE COUNTY.

COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COORDINATOR RUSS DALGARN SAYS EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT BLOWOUTS FAILED, FORCING WORKERS TO EVACUATE THE RIG.

DALGARN SAYS THERE WAS A SMALL FIRE ON A VENT STACK BUT NOTHING WAS DAMAGED IN THE FIRE, WHICH WAS LATER PUT OUT BY FIREFIGHTERS AND CONTRACTORS.

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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - WYOMING'S NATIONAL GUARD COMMANDER SAID HIS DEPARTMENT HAS DONE EVERYTHING IT CAN TO ADDRESS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS IN RESPONSE TO A COURT DECISION THAT FOUND THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST A FORMER EMPLOYEE.

THE WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE REPORTED SUNDAY THAT ADJUTANT GENERAL MAJ. GEN. LUKE REINER'S COMMENTS FOLLOW A FEDERAL JUDGE'S CRITICISM OF HOW THE STATE MILITARY DEPARTMENT HANDLED AN EMPLOYEE'S SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS AGAINST A SUPERVISOR IN 2010 AND 2011, WHICH RESULTED IN THE EMPLOYEE'S DISCHARGE.

THE JUDGE FOUND THAT THE DEPARTMENT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST THE EX-EMPLOYEE WHEN SHE WAS SUBJECTED TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY HER DIRECT SUPERVISOR.

GOV. MATT MEAD, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF WYOMING'S MILITARY FORCES, SAID IT SHOULD BE FUNDAMENTAL FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT TO "DO A BETTER JOB IN THAT REGARD."

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