EVANSTON, Wyo. (ABC4 News) – Three Utah residents were killed, and four others were critically injured in a crash near Evanston, Wyoming Wednesday.
Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the three-vehicle collision on Interstate 80 around 11:30 p.m.
Troopers said a Chevrolet Venture was traveling eastbound on I-80 and rear-ended a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer. After the van hit the semi, troopers said it came to a stop blocking the right lane and partial left lane of I-80. A short time later another semi, a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer, collided with the stopped van.
There were seven people in the van including the driver. The driver, Marco D. Carr, 38, of Salt Lake City, was not wearing his seatbelt and died in the crash. The passenger in the front, Rebecca Nowlin, 28, of Salt Lake City, was also killed in the crash. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
Troopers said a 7-year-old juvenile who was not restrained also succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.
None of the four remaining juvenile passengers were restrained in the van. They were all taken to Evanston Regional Hospital with critical injuries.
The drivers of the semis were not injured in the crash.
Troopers said the road was covered in snow and ice. They suspect Carr was driving too fast for winter road conditions and that contributed to the crash.