Man on life support after crash at Yellowstone and Curtis Street

The scene of a crash in the intersection of Yellowstone and Curtis Street
The scene of a crash in the intersection of Yellowstone and Curtis Street(Courtesy Evansville Police Department)
Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 6:51 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A man is recovering at Wyoming Medical Center on life support after shooting himself after a car crash at the intersection of Yellowstone and Curtis Street.

A release from the Evansville Police Department said witnesses stopped help victims at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash was inspected by medics and refused to be transported. The Natrona County Victim Services Unit was called to the scene to help her with the emotional trauma of the accident.

The release said a brown Ford F-150 was northbound on Curtis and was attempting to make a left-hand turn, the female driver saw the southbound red Dodge with its turn signal on to go right onto Yellowstone. The male driver of the Dodge truck accelerated straight instead of turning as the turn signal indicated causing a head-on crash with the Ford. Airbags in both vehicles were deployed. Witnesses of the crash stopped to help and spoke to both drivers, who indicated they were both ok before the male retrieved a handgun and shot himself while sitting in his truck.

First responders were able to get the male onto the ground and start life-saving measures after the self-inflicted gunshot. The responders were able to get his pulse back before going to WMC.

Alcohol is being investigated as being a contributing factor of the traffic accident before the other traumatic event. The intersection was closed for approximately an hour and a half.

Officers from the Casper Police Department, Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol assisted with the incident, along with Evansville Fire & EMS, Wyoming Medical Center Ambulance and Casper Fire.

Names are not being released in respect of the drivers and their family members who are with their loved ones at the hospital.

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