Two men sought after fatal Wyoming car crash

2012-05-30T19:45:00Z 2012-05-30T21:19:50Z Two men sought after fatal Wyoming car crashBy the Star-Tribune staff Casper Star-Tribune Online
May 30, 2012 7:45 pm  • 

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is trying to find two people who fled the scene of a fatal accident that occurred early Tuesday on Interstate 80.

According to a Highway Patrol news release, a gold 2003 Chevrolet Venture was westbound on I-80 in Albany County west of Laramie when it went off the pavement and onto the median about 12:30 a.m. The driver apparently overcorrected and re-entered the westbound lanes in a broadside slide. The minivan crossed the highway and went into the north barrow ditch, overturning one time, the release said.

During the rollover, two unrestrained passengers seated in the second row of seats were ejected. Reyes Morales, 21, of Mexico, died at the scene. Brigido Tellez, 28, also of Mexico, was taken to Ivinson Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, the release said.

The driver and a front-seat passenger fled the scene on foot before authorities arrived, troopers said.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing and troopers are searching for the two who fled the scene. They have not been positively identified, troopers said.

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