Head-on Collision Claims Life of Casper Juvenile

Head-on Collision Claims Life of Casper Juvenile

CASPER — A male Casper juvenile succumbed to injuries sustained in a head-on collision west of Casper Monday afternoon, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).

On October 31, at around 4 p.m. WHP troopers responded to a fatal crash at milepost 98 on Wyoming 220, west of Casper after a motor-vehicle collision.

A 1993 International commercial-style dump truck was headed east, while a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant was westbound on Wyoming 220. The Mitsubishi drifted across the centerline and collided head-on with the dump truck, the press release states.

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The driver of the International has been identified as 47-year-old Casper, Wyoming, resident Dustin H. Geiger. Geiger was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

The driver of the Mitsubishi has been identified as a juvenile from Casper, Wyoming. The male juvenile driver was wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene. 

Inattention on the part of the juvenile driver is being investigated as a potential contributing factor, the release states.

This is the 111th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2022 compared to 94 in 2021, 115 in 2020, and 132 in 2019 to date.