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One dead, one injured in head-on collision near Sinclair Wednesday

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CASPER, Wyo —  Wyoming Highway Patrol has released a preliminary report of a 2-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Sinclair on Wednesday, Oct. 14, that killed one person and injured another.

According to the report, t, 60-year-old Idaho resident Richard Shook was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound in the eastbound passing lane and collided with an eastbound Dodge Ram 5500 pulling a gooseneck trailer.

Highway Patrol reported that the Ram’s forward momentum carried both vehicles into the south borrow ditch where they came to an uncontrolled rest.

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Highway Patrol indicated that driver inattention was a possible contributing factor in the crash.

The accident occurred around 6:30 am Wednesday. The report indicated that severe wind conditions were present, and seat belts were in use.