June 18th crash near Thermopolis results in 1 fatality, 1 injury

(Thermopolis, WY) – The Friday, June 18th, crash near Thermopolis that led to the road closure of US20/WY789 between Shoshoni and Thermopolis, reportedly resulted in 1 death, and 1 injury.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol crash report, a pickup was southbound on US 20, when the driver attempted to pass another southbound vehicle.

The driver of the pickup entered the northbound shoulder in an attempt to avoid a collision with another vehicle, which then swerved towards the northbound shoulder in an attempt to avoid the pickup.

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The two vehicles collided in an offset head-on collision.

According to the report, Wyoming man Patrick Moore, 73, passed away due to injuries sustained from the crash, and a seat belt was not in use. The identity of the injured person is unknown at this point, as is their current condition.

County 10 will share any updates as they become available.

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