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Nevada resident dies in snowy crash on I-25 in Johnson County

KAYCEE, Wyo. — A Nevada resident has died in a crash on Interstate 25 near Kaycee in Johnson County. The accident occurred at around 11:05 p.m. March 31, when a Mazda B4000 pickup veered off the icy road and rolled over.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported that the vehicle, carrying two individuals, was northbound on I-25 when it entered a snowstorm. According to authorities, the pickup slid on an icy bridge deck at milepost 261.43, losing traction and stability. The vehicle rolled 2.5 times: icy road conditions, weather and speed were listed as possible contributing factors.

52-year-old passenger Brian Cota from Nevada succumbed to injuries sustained in the rollover. The other party involved escaped unharmed.

This story contains preliminary information as provided by the Wyoming Highway Patrol via the Wyoming Department of Transportation Fatal Crash Summary map. The information may be subject to change. Cap City News has contacted the WHP to verify the report’s information.