(Manderson, WY) – A two-vehicle crash that killed one and injured two others occurred near milepost 17 on Wyoming 433 south of Manderson at around 3:30 pm on July 5th.
33-year-old Greybull resident Micah Maas was driving south on 433 and failed to notice a vehicle in front of him slowing to turn, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol release. Maas collided with the vehicle causing it to exit the roadway and overturn.
The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 80-year-old Manderson resident Thomas Jahrig. He was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene.
Maas was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the South Big Horn County Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. The juvenile passenger in the vehicle was in a child seat restraint and transported to the South Big Horn County Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
“Driver inattention and speed on the part of Maas are being investigated as potential contributing factors,” according to WHP.
This is the 48th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 47 in 2020, 84 in 2019, and 47 in 2018 to date.