Speed, Blizzard Conditions Caused Double Fatal Crash East of Edgerton
Blizzard conditions and speed contributed to a head-on crash that killed two people and temporarily closed Wyoming Highway 387 east of Edgerton on Saturday, according to a news release from Sgt. David Wagener of the Wyoming Highway Patrol on Monday morning
Steven J. Kenison, 37, of Harrisville, Utah, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban westbound on the highway about seven miles east of Edgerton.
Craig Jones, 60, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was driving a 2014 Freightliner commercial tractor eastbound on the highway.
Because of poor visibility in the blizzard conditions, Kenison lost sight of and drove into the westbound lane. He hit the Freightliner head-on near mile post 109.
Kenison and 30-year-old Eliza Kenison, also from Harrisville, sustained fatal injuries at scene.
Five other passengers in the Suburban were injured, and taken to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper for treatment. The passengers were Jacob Swanson, 21, of Gillette, and four children ranging in age from two months to five years old. Their condition was unknown at the time of the news release.