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Driver inattention being investigated as possible cause of fatal crash

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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (KIFI) - On Monday, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 131 on Interstate 25 northbound, south of Douglas, Wyoming.

At 3:39 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were notified of a two vehicle crash with road blockage.

A 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with a livestock trailer was disabled and parked in the right emergency lane. A 2018 Dodge 3500 pickup with a livestock trailer was northbound on Interstate 25 when it struck the Chevrolet pickup truck.

The driver of the Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck has been identified as 25-year-old Burns, Wyoming resident Brooke L. Howard. Brooke succumbed to her injuries from the crash on scene.

The driver of the 2018 Dodge 3500 pickup has been identified as 37-year-old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Kelsey Baumgartner.

Driver inattention and fatigue/asleep are being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

This is the 89th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2023.

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