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.

Jones and his passenger, 62-year-old Manuala Jones, also from Winnipeg, sustained minor injuries. They were treated on scene and released.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating Kenison's driving too fast for the blizzard conditions as the contributing factor in this crash.
The Highway Patrol also considers weather conditions of visibility of 70 feet and wind speeds of 40 mph as factors in this crash.