One dead, two injured in icy road condition caused collision

(Laramie County, WY) – On January 28th, 2022, a fatal collision between two vehicles occurred around milepost 41 on US-85, according to a preliminary report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) released on Friday, February 4th.

The deceased has been identified as the driver of one of the vehicles, 55-year-old Colorado resident Janice Jackson.

According to the report, a truck was northbound on US-85 while another vehicle was southbound.

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The driver of the truck lost control on the slick roadway and began a passenger leading slide.

The truck then rotated into the southbound lane and was struck by the other vehicle.

While no possible contributing factors were listed, the report did indicate icy/frosty road conditions with blowing winds, and that a seatbelt was not in use.

This is the 3rd fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 14 in 2021, 5 in 2020, and 14 in 2019 to date. 

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