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One dead, teen driver and passenger injured in rollover on icy I-25

WHP patrol car in snowstorm

File photo (Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CHUGWATER, Wyo. — A 15-year-old juvenile was the driver in a single-vehicle rollover that killed one passenger and injured another on Interstate 25 north of Chugwater on Saturday, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol release.  A 49-year-old Laporte, Colorado resident, identified as Adam Mitchell, was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene, Highway Patrol said.

Troopers were notified of the crash at 5:06 p.m. on Sat. Jan 21. 

“A 1999 Dodge Ram pulling a flatbed trailer was headed south on Interstate 25 around milepost 67. The driver lost control of the Dodge on the ice and snow-covered roadway, causing the vehicle to jackknife and overturn,” the release said.

The juvenile driver was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash. The second passenger has been identified as Jason Lopez, a 49-year-old Fort Collins, Colorado resident. Lopez was transported to the Banner Health Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Neither was wearing a seat belt, according to the release.