Four-year-old St. Stephen’s boy dies in wreck near Laramie

(Laramie, Wyo.) – A 4-year-old St. Stephen’s boy was killed in a single vehicle wreck on Monday evening on Highway 287 about 22 miles south of Laramie.

Steven T. Warren died a little more than an hour after the wreck at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, stated information in Wyoming Highway Patrol report.

The wreck occurred at 9:30 p.m. on an icy and snowy Highway 287 while Jerome H. Warren, 39, of St. Stephen’s, was at the wheel of the 1994 Chevrolet pickup. Jerome A. Whispering Wolf Warren, 8, was also a passenger.

“Warren lost control of the vehicle as he was starting to negotiate an uphill grade of the roadway,” the WHP states. “The vehicle started to rotate clockwise as it went off the roadway on the right side going into the barrow ditch. The vehicle then rolled 1 1/4 times. Neither child was properly restrained in a booster seat or a seat belt and during the rollover event Steven was partially ejected from the vehicle. The cab of the pickup sustained minimal damage and there was no intrusion into the occupant compartment. Troopers have cited Jerome for not having the children properly restrained in the vehicle as required.”

Both Jeromes were treated and released at the hospital. Neither were reportedly wearing seat belts.