Wyoming Highway Patrol investigating double fatality accident in Big Horn County; Alcohol was a factor

Wyoming Highway Patrol investigating double fatality accident in Big Horn County; Alcohol was a factor

LOVELL, Wyoming – David B Daniel and Joe Whiting of Lovell, Wyoming were killed in a single vehicle accident Friday morning around 3:00 a.m. according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. A third person Frank J. Whiting of Cheyenne who was a passenger in the vehicle was treated and released from North Big Horn Hospital.

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol Daniel was driving the 1998 Buick Riviera on US 310 2.4 miles south of Lovell. Daniel was driving northbound, when the vehicle crossed over the center line, across the southbound lane and then went off the roadway on the left side.

Daniel over corrected the vehicle’s steering causing the vehicle to come back onto the roadway and go into a broadside slide across the roadway going off the road on the right side. The vehicle continued off the roadway where it struck a fence post and power pole and then rolled approximately one-and-a-half times coming to rest in an irrigation ditch on its top.

Advertisement - Story continues below...

Alcohol is a contributing factor that is being investigated in this fatal crash.