(Casper, Wyo.) – A 38-year-old Casper man was killed and a 33-year-old man injured when the latter driver’s car apparently failed to stop at an intersection and drove into the wrong lane of traffic.
According to a report by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Christopher Sanders, 38, Casper died at the scene. Injured was Tracy Matekovic, who was transported to the Wyoming Medical Center. Sanders was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang and Matekovic was in control of a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
The WHP report indicated it was windy with blowing snow eight miles west of Casper where Highway 20-26 intersects with the Six Mile Road. Sanders was traveling westbound on the route toward Powder River. “Matekovic failed to stop at the stop sign on Six Mile Road and then entered US 20/26 going eastbound in the westbound lane,” the report stated. “The two vehicles collided head-on in the westbound lane. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in this crash.”
The report of the WHP will be forwarded to the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office for their recommendation as to the filing of any criminal charges.
Sander’s death was the 77th on Wyoming highways so far this year.