One dead, one injured in head-on crash near Torrington

    On March 6, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 87 on US 85 south of Torrington, Wyoming.  At 7:37 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision.

    A 2005 Kia Spectra was traveling northbound on US 85 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the southbound lane colliding head-on with a 2013 Kia Optima.        

    The driver of the 2005 Kia has been identified as 19-year-old Torrington, Wyoming resident Tyler T. Schaub.  Schaub was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.


    The driver of the 2013 Kia has been identified as 18-year-old Torrington, Wyoming resident Samantha D. Hill.  Hill was wearing a seatbelt and transported by helicopter to Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for injuries she sustained in the crash.   

    Driver fatigue on the part of Schaub is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

    This is the 18th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 11 in 2020, 25 in 2019, and 12 in 2018 to date. 


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