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Lyman residents killed in crash near Cheyenne

January 14, 2019

Two Lyman residents were killed in a fatal crash near Cheyenne Friday.

According to information released by the Wyoming State Patrol, Miguel Cruz, 26, and Selena Cruz, 29, were killed in a crash that occurred at milepost 37 on US 85 north of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Around 4:58 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a two-vehicle collision.

A 1996 GMC Yukon was traveling southbound on US 85 when the vehicle crossed the center line and entered the northbound lane colliding head-on with a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country.

The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as Miguel Cruz. The passenger has been identified as Selena Cruz. The driver and passenger were both wearing seat belts and succumbed to injuries sustained at the crash.

The driver of the GMC has been identified as 44-year-old Cheyenne, Wyoming resident Lila Mikesell. Mikesell was not wearing her seat belt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

Reckless driving and impairment are being investigated on the part of Mikesell as contributing factors.

A GoFundMe to benefit the Cruz family has been set up.

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