FORT LARAMIE, WYO – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 32 year old Fort Laramie woman died in a fatal crash early Tuesday morning near Fort Laramie.
Amanda Wilhelm was pronounced dead at the scene while Evan Brooks of Torrington, the driver of the other vehicle, was taken to the Torrington hospital.
The Highway Patrol says Brooks told troopers he was traveling west on Hwy 26 when he encountered Wilhelm’s car stopped along the side of the roadway. Brooks moved partially into the other lane to pass safely when Wilhelm sudden attempted a u-turn and the 2 vehicles collided.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and the Highway Patrol says driver inattention and cell phone use on the part of Wilhelm is being investigated as possible contributing factors to the accident.