TORRINGTON — A 19-year-old Torrington, Wyoming resident died after a head-on collision near Torrington Saturday.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP), on March 6, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 87 on US 85 south of Torrington, Wyoming. At 7:37 a.m., WHP troopers were notified of a motor-vehicle collision.
A 2005 Kia Spectra was traveling northbound on US 85 when the vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the southbound lane colliding head-on with a 2013 Kia Optima.
The driver of the 2005 Kia has been identified as 19-year-old Torrington, Wyoming resident Tyler T. Schaub. Schaub was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the 2013 Kia has been identified as 18-year-old Torrington, Wyoming resident Samantha D. Hill. Hill was wearing a seatbelt and transported by helicopter to Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for injuries she sustained in the crash.
Driver fatigue on the part of Schaub is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.
This is the 18th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 11 in 2020, 25 in 2019, and 12 in 2018 to date.