Two Men Killed In Semi Collision Near Laramie

in News/Transportation

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Two men were killed last week after their pickup was struck by a semi-truck near Laramie.

Harvey Besneatte, 71, and Robert Besneatte, 54, were driving southbound on U.S. Highway 287 in a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup around 11 a.m on May 21. The Dodge pulled to the right shoulder, across from a private drive, and attempted what appeared to be a left-hand U-turn, according to a report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Dodge failed to see the semi driving a short distance behind the truck. The semi’s driver attempted to avoid the collision by moving to the northbound lane, however the semi struck the driver’s side of the Dodge in a broadside collision.

The Dodge was pushed off the road to the left, where it entered a soft dirt borrow pit. It rolled approximately one-half times, coming to a rest on the roof, facing west. The driver and passenger were wearing their seat belts, but succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***