Press Release - -On April 24th, 2014, Matthew Jacobson (age 28) of Gillette was southbound on WYO 59. Joshua Mcomber (age 29), also from Gillette was a passenger in the 2002 Dodge Stratus. At 1:40 p.m., Jacobson's vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on into a tractor trailer combination driven by a 37-year-old Las Vegas man. After impact, both vehicles remained together and traveled into the east barrow ditch and then through the right-of-way fence. When the vehicles came to rest, the Jacobson vehicle was underneath the tractor trailer combination.
The crash occurred 11 miles north of Wright. Both men in the Dodge Stratus died at the scene. Neither the tractor trailer driver nor his passenger needed hospitalization.