Two vehicle wreck near Lusk results in death of Sturgis teen

(Lusk, Wyo.) – A two vehicle crash 23 miles north of Lusk, Wyoming resulted in one fatality on August 8th. 16 year old Bradley J. Anderson of Sturgis, South Dakota, sustained fatal injuries in the crash that occurred at approximately 4:58 p.m. at mile post 173.6 on US 85.

For unknown reasons, the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Bradley Anderson was driving northbound was steered into the the southbound lane of travel. A southbound 2003 Dodge Ram truck driven by 47 year old Rhonda K. Herren of Burns, Wyoming attempted to avoid a collission with Bradley Anderson by steering sharply to the right. This maneuver was not successful, and Anderson’s Tahoe crashed into Herren’s Dodge in a sideswipe angle collission. The force of the collision forced Herren’s vehicle into the southbound borrow ditch, where it rolled an undetermined number of times. Zoe Herren, a rear passenger in Herren’s vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt and was totally ejected from the truck. Anderson’s Tahoe also entered the southbound borrow ditch where it rolled an undetermined number of times. Bradely Anderson, who was not wearing a seatbelt either, was totally ejected and died on scene.

Rhonda Herren and Zoe Herren were transported by helicopter ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming and hospitalized for their injuries. At this time, the investigation continues for contributing factors of the crash.

–Provided by Wyoming Highway Patrol

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