Two people have died after colliding head-on with a semi-tractor trailer rig north of Laramie on July 31.
According to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a 2006 Jeep Liberty was heading southbound on US30/287 when it attempted to pass a rig hauling an oversize load.
Upon entering the northbound lane to pass, the Jeep collided head-on with a 2020 Kenworth Conventional commercial truck.
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The driver of the Jeep has been identified as Danielle L. Overbay, 53, of Seattle, Washington. The passenger of the Jeep is identified as Zachary Z. Motta, 35, also of Seattle, Washington. The WHP says Overbay died at the scene, and Motta died while being transported to a hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts, according to the report.
The driver of the Kenworth is identified as Kerry R. Hamilton, 42, of Bullhead City, Arizona. Hamilton was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to Ivinson Memorial Hospital for injuries.
Driver inattention and speed on the part of Overbay are being investigated as possible contributing factors, according to the release.
These are the 61st and 62nd fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020, compared to 96 in 2019, and 61 in 2018, according to the WHP.