Cody Man Dies in Car Crash Northeast of Cody

Cody Man Dies in Car Crash Northeast of Cody

CHEYENNE — On December 2, 2020, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 4.4 on US 14A northeast of Cody, Wyoming.  At 1:14 pm, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision.

A 2006 Nissan Xterra was westbound on US 14A exiting a right-hand curve when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the ice and snow-covered roadway.  The Nissan crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with a 2016 Freightliner Conventional.    

The driver of the Nissan has been identified as 34-year-old Cody, Wyoming resident Dylan J. Ray.  Ray was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the West Park Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.  On December 4, 2020, Ray succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.      

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The driver of the Freightliner has been identified as 30-year-old Riverton, Wyoming resident Travis W. Cook.  Cook was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

Speed is being investigated on the part of Ray as a possible contributing factor.

This is the 120th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020 compared to 142 in 2019, 107 in 2018, and 119 in 2017 to date.