Juniata woman killed in Wyoming two-vehicle crash

Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 5:10 PM CST
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HAWK SPRINGS, Wy. (KSNB) - A Nebraska woman has died following an accident earlier this week in Wyoming.

Wyoming Highway Patrol said Emma Nelson, 19, of Juniata, was killed in a two-vehicle crash that happened late Wednesday, south of Hawk Springs, Wyoming.

Nelson was a passenger inside a Ford Taurus that was stopped on Highway 85. The vehicle had its left turn signal going as the driver was attempting to turn onto Highway 313. A northbound Volvo tractor-trailer attempted to pass by the Ford on the right shoulder, when the driver of the Ford decided to turn right.

The driver of the Ford has been identified as 18-year-old Canada resident, Korey Bowers. Bowers was wearing a seat belt and transported to the Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyoming, where he later died. Nelson was the passenger in the Taurus. She was not wearing a seat belt and succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash.

Neither the driver or passenger inside the Volvo were injured in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

This is the 100th and 101st fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021 compared to 118 in 2020, 137 in 2019, and 105 in 2018 to date.

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