Crash West of Cheyenne Results in Three Fatalities
Speed, intoxication, and inattention are all contributing factors in the latest fatal crash in the Cowboy State, according to a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on Wyoming 210 west of Cheyenne Friday, April 19, just before 9 p.m.
A Ford Mustang was traveling westbound, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound. A second motorcycle also traveling eastbound collided with the rear of the first motorcycle.
The driver of the Mustang, 20-year-old Jason Hanson of Cheyenne, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for unknown injuries. The passenger was also wearing a seat belt but succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash. The passenger has been identified as 20-year-old Seth O’Dell, also of Cheyenne.
The driver and passenger on the first motorcycle that was struck succumbed to their injuries at the scene, neither were wearing a helmet. The driver has been identified as 47-year-old Jerry Hoover, and the passenger has been identified as 50-year-old Jana Garton, both of Cheyenne.
The driver of the second motorcycle, 34-year-old Andrew Hrasky of Cheyenne, was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash.
Friday’s crash brings the total number of highway fatalities in Wyoming this year to 43, compared to 22 in 2018, 31 in 2017, and 31 in 2016.