UPDATED: One Killed And Two Injured In Head-On Crash On Outer Drive In Casper
One person is dead and two others injured after being involved in a two vehicle head-on crash on Outer Drive, southeast of Casper.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the fatal crash on August 3rd resulted in the death of 31 year old Casper resident Matthew Robinson.
It happened at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday on Wyoming State Highway 258 about two miles southeast of Casper, or just north of Natrona County Road 509 also known as Scenic Drive.
Robinson was driving a sedan traveling south on WY 258 when he crossed the center line into the northbound oncoming lane of travel.
After crossing the center line, the car collided with a northbound pickup truck driven by 39 year old Evansville, Wyoming resident Shem Jeffs.
The two vehicles collided in an offset head-on crash.
Robinson was not wearing his seat belt, was not ejected, but died at the scene.
Jeffs and a 17 year old passenger in the truck were both wearing their seat belts.
They were both taken to Wyoming Medical Center, treated and released.
Texting while driving is being investigated as the contributing factor in this crash that marked the 54th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2016.
There were 87 fatalities during this same time period in 2015.
The Highway Patrol says that this crash demonstrates the value and importance of seat belt use in surviving a crash as the two vehicle occupants that were buckled up survived and were treated and released.
The unrestrained driver did not survive.
Seat belts save lives.
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