Roadways were icy and snow packed in spots. John M. Speelmon (age 54) of Gillette was northbound on WYO 59 and Jared M. Wass (age 22) f Gillette was southbound. Wass lost control of his vehicle and it went into a broadside slide crossing the center line going into the opposite lane of travel into the path of Speelmon's tractor trailer. Speelmon's truck tractor struck Wass's vehicle broadside on the passenger side front fender area. Upon impact, Travis L. Nelson (age 22) of Gillette, who was the only one in Wass's vehicle not wearing his seat belt, was totally ejected from the cab of the pickup. After impact Wass's vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane of travel and Speelmon's combination came to rest in the northbound lane of travel.
WYO 59 was closed temporarily for approximately 2 hours. Wass has been cited for speed too fast for existing conditions.
LOCATION OF THE CRASH Milepost #: 116.8 Highway: WYO 59 *Location Info: 1 mile north of Gillette in Campbell County
Time of Crash: 6:30 a.m.
Date of Crash: 1/27/14
NUMBER OF VEHICLES INVOLVED: 2
NUMBER OF PERSONS INVOLVED: 5