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One dead, teen driver and passenger injured in rollover on icy I-25

Agency file photo of WHP trooper vehicle. (Wyoming Highway Patrol, Facebook)

CHUGWATER, Wyo. — A 15-year-old juvenile was the driver in a single-vehicle rollover that killed one passenger and injured another on Interstate 25 north of Chugwater on Saturday, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol release. A 49-year-old resident of Laporte, Colorado, identified as Adam Mitchell, was not wearing a seatbelt and succumbed to his injuries at the crash scene, the highway patrol said.

Troopers were notified of the crash at 5:06 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. 

“A 1999 Dodge Ram pulling a flatbed trailer was headed south on Interstate 25 around milepost 67. The driver lost control of the Dodge on the ice- and snow-covered roadway, causing the vehicle to jackknife and overturn,” the release said.

The juvenile driver was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash. The second passenger has been identified as Jason Lopez, a 49-year-old resident of Fort Collins, Colorado. Lopez was transported to the Banner Health Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Neither was wearing a seatbelt, according to the release.