BUFFALO — A 60-year-old Evansville, Wyoming, resident died after a head-on collision southwest of Buffalo Sunday, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP).
On September 5, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 67 on US 16 southwest of Buffalo, Wyoming. At 10:16 a.m., WHP troopers were notified of a motor-vehicle collision.
A 2015 Indian Chieftain was westbound on US 16. The driver of the Indian was attempting to negotiate a sharp curve to the right and crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with an eastbound 2020 Chevrolet Silverado.
The driver of the Indian has been identified as 60-year-old Evansville, Wyoming resident Thomas A. Hammell. Hammell was not wearing a helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the Chevrolet has been identified as 34-year-old Gillette, Wyoming, resident Jonathan C. Perry. The passengers have been identified as 33-year-old Gillette, Wyoming, resident Allison R. Perry, and two juvenile passengers. All occupants in the Chevrolet were restrained correctly and not injured in the crash.
Speed on the part of Hammell is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.
This is the 79th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 87 in 2020, 110 in 2019, and 75 in 2018 to date.