Victims Of Fatal Crash Near Lander Identified
LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — All five people killed in a head-on crash near Lander last week have now been identified.
The crash happened early Thursday when two vehicles collided on state highway 789. A van involved in the crash caught fire sometime after the crash which slowed down the identification of some of the victims.
Fremont County coroner Ed McAuslan said 17-year-old Matthew Denton of Lander was driving one of the vehicles and died at a hospital in Casper shortly after the crash. The coroner told KTAK-FM (http://bit.ly/vuSW36 ) that the passengers of the van were 41-year-old Corina Surrell, her ex-husband Arvin Surrell, their 25-year-old son Ethan and his 21-year-old girlfriend Melinda Escamilla.