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Colorado man dies after collision with plow truck on WYO 335

The passenger of the Jeep has been identified as 29-year-old Zachary J. Nicholson of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Colorado man died on Sunday after the Jeep he was riding in collided with a plow truck.

At 9 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to a vehicle collision at the intersection of WYO 335 and Knode Road.

A Sheridan County 2016 Western Star Snowplow was traveling westbound on Knode road, while a 2018 Jeep Wrangler was traveling northbound on WYO 335.

The county plow driver did not see the Jeep and entered WYO 335, causing a collision with both vehicles.

The driver of the plow has been identified as Carl E. Schleichardt.

The driver of the Jeep has been identified as Kimberly A. Flynn.

The passenger of the Jeep has been identified as 29-year-old Zachary J. Nicholson of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nicholson was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported from the scene to the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing.

This is the 22nd fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2023 compared to 11 in 2022, 14 in 2021 and seven in 2020 to date.   

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