Crash on US 20/26 west of Casper kills Riverton woman

2013-03-12T10:39:00Z Crash on US 20/26 west of Casper kills Riverton womanBy KYLE ROERINK Star-Tribune staff writer Casper Star-Tribune Online

One person is dead and three are injured after a car headed westbound on US 20/26 lost control, spun into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup truck in the opposite lane 30 miles west of Casper.

Elizabeth J. Erickson, 36, of Riverton, was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday afternoon. Snow covered the road at the time of the crash.

Erickson, the car's driver, was speeding when her vehicle lost control and crossed into the eastbound lane, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol press release. The car's passenger, Minnie Erickson, 16, is being treated at the Wyoming Medical Center.

The truck's driver, Lee T. Grover, 53, of Douglas, was treated and released from the Wyoming Medical Center. The passenger in the truck, Lela R. Grover, 52, is still being treated at the medical center.

Everyone was wearing a seatbelt, the release said.

The vehicles blocked both lanes in the road after the crash, but troopers directed traffic onto the shoulders of the roadway.

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