Fatal crash west of Cheyenne claims 3

WYOMING — Three Cheyenne residents were killed in a crash last weekend outside of Cheyenne involving two motorcycles and a passenger vehicle.

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched at around 8:49pm on Friday, April 19 to milepost 7 on Wyoming 210 west of Cheyenne

A 2002 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on WY 210 when the Ford crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2017 Harley Davidson. After the initial collision, a 2012 Harley Davidson also traveling eastbound collided with the back of the 2017 Harley Davidson.

The driver of the 2002 Ford Mustang has been identified as 20-year-old Cheyenne resident Jason R. Hanson. Hanson was wearing his seatbelt and transported to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash. The passenger in the Ford has been identified as 20-year-old Cheyenne resident Seth J. O’Dell. O’Dell was wearing his seatbelt but succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the 2017 Harley Davidson has been identified as Jerry L. Hoover, 47, of Cheyenne. Hoover was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Hoover’s passenger has been identified as Jana M. Garton, 50, of Cheyenne. Garton was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the 2012 Harley Davidson has been identified as 34-year-old Cheyenne resident Andrew J. Hrasky. Hrasky was not wearing his helmet and was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the crash.

Speed, driver intoxication, and driver inattention on the part of Hanson are being investigated as contributing factors.

This is the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 22 in 2018, 31 in 2017, and 13 in 2016 to date.

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