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Colorado man dies, four injured in crash near Lusk

(Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Colorado man died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a crash on Highway 85-18 near Lusk, according to a preliminary Wyoming Highway Patrol report.

Four others were injured in the two-vehicle crash, which occurred around 2:05 p.m. Jan. 17.

The WHP says a westbound Lexus was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of US 18 and US 85. 

“The Lexus began to turn left, failing to yield to the Dodge Durango, which was northbound on US 85. The Durango struck the Lexus on the driver’s side,” the report said.

The driver was identified in the report as Vladimir Perlin, 71. A seatbelt was in use.

There have been four deaths on Wyoming roadways in 2023.


This story contains preliminary information as provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol via the Wyoming Department of Transportation Fatal Crash Summary map. The information may be subject to change. Oil City News has contacted the WHP to verify the report’s information. 


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