Two people from Missouri died in a crash north of Lusk involving two motorcycles and a pickup on Friday morning, according to a  news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The deceased are driver Dennis J. Dighero, 63, and his passenger Deana R. Dockery, 58, both of Lamar, Mo., according to the news release from Patrol Sgt. David Wagener.

They both died at the scene on U.S. Highway 85 about 37 miles north of Lusk.

The injured bikers were driver Rocky Higgins, 53, and Mona Higgins, 54, also from Lamar, Mo.

The accident happened when the pickup, driven by Joann Mize, 67, of Huachuca City, Ariz., was traveling north, crossed the center line and collided head-on with the southbound motorcycle with Dighero and Dockery.

Higgins, on the second motorcycle, swerved to the right to avoid the pickup, but a side-swiped collision still happened. Rocky Higgins and Mona Higgins were taken by air ambulance to the Wyoming Meidical Center.

Joann Mize and her passenger, William Mize, 67, were wearing seat belts and were taken to the hospital in Lusk and treated and released.

The Highway Patrol is investigating fatigued driving as the contributing factor in this crash. Charges are pending in this case.
Dighero and Dockery marked the 87th and 88th highway fatalities in Wyoming for 2015. There were 94 fatalities by this same time last year.

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