Local man dead


TORRINGTON – A local man was killed and a Gillette woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was injured late Monday in a one-vehicle rollover accident near Torrington, the Wyoming Highway Patrol reported.
According to a press release from WHP, Kenneth Randall, 21, was reportedly southbound on Wyoming Hwy. 154 near Torrington when the 2011 GMC Yukon he was driving apparently veered off the right side of the road. Randall reportedly over-corrected to the left and the vehicle overturned, the release said.
Randall was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the release. He died of his injuries at the scene, the release said. He was a graduate of Southeast High School in Yoder.
The passenger, identified as Katelyn Cooley, 21, of Gillette, also was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, WHP Sgt. Jeremy Beck said Tuesday.
Colley was transported to Torrington Community Hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the accident.
Cooley’s condition as of press time was not available.
 Beck said the investigation into the accident was ongoing as of Tuesday. Investigators were looking into possible alcohol use, as well as driver inattention or distraction, as possible contributing factors in the accident.
Results of that investigation are pending further tests, Beck said.
The accident marks the 21st fatality on Wyoming roads in 2020. That compares to 45 last year by this time, 22 in 2018 and 31 in 2017.

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