A teenage girl from Casper died in a crash on Saturday.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Aurora Rohrer was the passenger in vehicle that crashed while attempting to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone west of Casper.
The crash occurred at about 8:50 a.m. on Saturday near mile post 57.5 on U.S. Highway 20/26, about 56 miles west of Casper.
Rohrer was in a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV that was being driven by another teenage girl. The SUV was traveling west on US 20/26 in slick road conditions while attempting to pass another westbound vehicle before a hillcrest in a no passing zone. During the attempted passing maneuver, the driver of the Chevy lost control on the slick road, and the vehicle entered a spin in the eastbound lane of travel as an eastbound 2005 GMC Sierra pickup, that was towing a horse trailer, crested the hill. Despite the efforts of the driver of the GMC pickup, 41-year-old Riverton, Wyoming resident Clint Acres, to steer away from the oncoming vehcile, the two vehicles still crashed in an angle “t-bone” style collision.
Rohrer was wearing her seat belt and was taken by helicopter ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center in Casper where she died as a result of her injuries.
The teenage driver of the Trailblazer was wearing her seat belt and was taken by ground ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center and was treated and released.
Acres and two passengers in the GMC Sierra were all wearing their seat belts. All three were taken by ground ambulance to Wyoming Medical Center and were treated and released.
According to WHP, traveling at a speed too fast for the highway conditions and passing in a no passing zone are being investigated as the contributing factors in this crash that marked the seventh highway fatality in Wyoming for 2017. There were six fatalities during this same time period in 2016.
As the investigation is still ongoing, the teenage female’s identity, who was driving the Chevy Trailblazer, is not being released per Wyoming Highway Patrol policy.