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Two die, four injured in three-vehicle crash on I-80 near Evanston on Sunday


CASPER, Wyo. — Two Montana residents have died as the result of injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon, which occurred along Interstate 80 near Evanston, Wyoming, according to a preliminary crash report filed by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Scobey Baker was a back passenger in a Toyota which was involved in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the WHP. The driver, William Baker, was transported to a hospital in Utah where he succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

Four other people were also injured in the crash, according to the preliminary crash report. Two people were uninjured.

WHP troopers were notified of the crash at around 2 p.m. Sunday. The crash occurred at around milepost 1.1 along I-80.

The Toyota and a Ford were both stopped in traffic due to another crash on I-80 eastbound, according to the report. The driver of a GMC “failed to observe the stopped traffic and struck the Toyota, causing significant damage to the Toyota. The Toyota then struck the Ford. All three vehicles exited the roadway to the right.”

The preliminary crash report lists speed and driver inattention as possible contributing factors to the crash.

Both William and Scobey Baker were reportedly wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.