Contact Us

Ryan Nordstrom To Be Bound Over For Trial On Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Charge

Ryan Nordstrom
Wyoming Highway Patrol

A Michigan man has been bound over for trial on charges stemming from a fatal crash north of Casper.

A judge has ruled that there is sufficient evidence for prosecutors to move forward with an aggravated vehicular homicide charge against 27-year-old Ryan Nordstrom.

In middle October, state troopers were called to a two-vehicle crash on I-25 about 25 miles north of Casper.

The crash killed Daniel Barto of Montana, who was traveling with his pregnant wife and two children.

Witnesses said that Nordstrom had been driving southbound in a reckless manner, speeding and weaving his way in and out of traffic, and eventually rear-ended Barto’s vehicle.

Barto was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators say they found a pipe and some suspected spice in Nordstrom’s vehicle.

At a preliminary hearing, a trooper testified that the black box inside Nordstorm’s vehicle showed that he was going 81 miles per hour with 100% throttle, about half a second before the collision.

The defense argued that Nordstorm’s driving habits should be considered negligent and not reckless, because recklessness requires a conscious disregard to others…and Nordstorm told investigators he didn’t see Barto’s vehicle until right before the collision.

Nordstorm is free on $50,000 bond awaiting trial, and could receive up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

As a part of his bond condition, Nordstorm is allowed to stay with his parents in Michigan.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K2 Fan Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K2 Fan Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.