Victims of Fatal Wyoming Crashes Identified

wyoming hpThe Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the names of two people killed in accidents on Wyoming roads last week.  15-year old Nineth Pereyra of Craig was killed last Wednesday when the van her mother was driving rolled along the median of I-80.  There were a total of six people in the vehicle.  Nineth was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.  She was thrown from the van, and trapped underneath when it came to rest.  The mother, 40-year old Carmen Gomez, was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City with serious injuries.  She is now recovering at Saint Mary’s in Grand Junction.  The other four passengers were treated at local hospitals for minor injuries.  Services for Nineth will be held at Calahan Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.  On the same evening as that crash, 55-year old Carol Ann Cline of Encampment was killed when she drove into the back of a pick-up truck waiting to turn left.  The accident occurred on Wyoming Highway 130.  The pick-up was being driven by a male juvenile.  45-year old Deanne Barrett of Saratoga and a female juvenile were also in the truck.  They were taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County and treated for their injuries.  The juvenile female was the only person not wearing a seatbelt.  The highway was temporarily closed while the accident was investigated.  Troopers say the initial investigation shows Cline’s use of alcohol may have contributed to the crash.

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