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Woman struck and killed while trying to move disabled vehicle off Wyoming road following deer collision


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Utah resident Amy Castillo, 64, died on Sunday evening after she was hit by a vehicle while attempting to help move a vehicle off of U.S. Highway 189 near Evanston, according to a preliminary crash report filed by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Castillo and others were attempting to move a Subaru Outback they had been traveling in off the the roadway after the vehicle collided with a deer and became disabled. After the collision with the deer, the Subaru had come to rest at the centerline of the roadway, according to the WHP.

While Castillo and others were trying to move the car off of the roadway, a Mitsubishi Lancer struck into Castillo and the front corner of the Subaru, according to the WHP. The driver of the Mitsubishi had been unable to see the Subaru in the roadway because the Subaru did not have headlights activated.

The WHP said that the driver of the Mitsubishi attempted to correct to the right to avoid the Subaru when it came into view, but struck the car and Castillo, who was standing on the driver’s side.

Driver inattention is being cited as a possible contributing factor to the crash. The WHP said that troopers were notified of the crash at around 5:50 p.m. Sunday, November 14. The crash occurred near milepost 8.95 on U.S. Highway 189.