By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
A woman died Thursday after striking a tree in inclement weather in Cheyenne.
The accident happened at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 3000 block of Carey Avenue.
The Cheyenne Police Department on Friday afternoon said the 2002 Chevy Impala was traveling north on Carey when the vehicle veered off the road and struck the tree.
The weather Wednesday afternoon took a turn for the worse when a cold front dropped temperatures by 41 degrees in one hour. It was snowing at the time of the crash and the temperatures were single digits below zero.
A Cowboy State Daily reader submitted a photograph of the accident shortly after the incident happened.
The adult female was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center after sustaining life-threatening injuries. The next day she was declared deceased.
The identify of the woman has not yet been released. The police said they are investigating driver fatigue as a contributing factor.
The case remains under investigation.