Two men died in a crash south of Newcastle Tuesday, April 30, around 10:30 a.m., bringing the total number of highway fatalities for the year to 51.
According to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a Chrysler Town and Country was traveling north on U.S. 85. It crossed into the southbound lane to pass another vehicle and was unable to see an on-coming Lincoln Town Car due to light rain.
The vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane.
The driver of the Lincoln, 84-year-old Harry Mueller, succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. The passenger, 82-year-old Margaret Mueller, was transported to Weston County Memorial Hospital in Newcastle for injuries sustained in the crash. The Muellers are residents of Cheyenne.
Both occupants of the Chrysler, residents of Wisconsin, were also transported to Weston County Memorial Hospital. The driver, 76-year-old Bernard Holman, succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. The condition of the passenger, 78-year-old Bonnie Stewart, is unknown at this time.
In this crash, poor visibility is being investigated as a contributing factor.