Torrington Man Dies In Crash North Of Cheyenne
A Torrington man died in a two-vehicle crash north of Cheyenne before the winter storm entered western Wyoming on Monday night, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Branden D. Christman, 26, was driving a sport utility vehicle north on U.S. Highway 85 at 11:05 p.m., when it crossed the center line near mile post 53 about 37 miles northeast of Cheyenne, according to the news release from Patrol Sgt. David Wagener.
Felipe Cisneros, 30, was driving a tractor-trailer southbound.
Cisneros saw Christman's SUV heading toward him and steered away to avoid a crash. However, a side-swiping collision still happened.
Christman died at the scene.
He and Cisneros were wearing seat belts. Cisneros was uninjured.
Two passengers in the SUV were injured.
Emily Troudt, 27, of Torrington, was not wearing her seat belt and was taken by ground ambulance to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Troudt was treated and released.
A 25-day-old infant in a child restraint also was taken to the Medical Center and hospitalized.