Riverton woman, Liz Erickson, killed in two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon near Casper

By Joshua Scheer, reporter, County10.com

(Casper, Wyo.) – Elizabeth Erickson, 36, of Riverton, was killed yesterday in a two-vehicle collision that occurred on a snow-covered U.S. 20/26 about 30 miles west of Casper.

According to a report filed by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Erickson, who was wearing a seatbelt, was killed at the scene of the collision. A 16-year-old girl in Erickson’s vehicle was reportedly hospitalized at Wyoming Medical Center. The wreck occurred at 2:25 p.m.

The driver of the other vehicle, Lee T. Grover, 53, of Douglas, and his passenger Lela R. Grover, 52, of Douglas, were both treated at Wyoming Medical Center. The report, issued Tuesday morning, stated that Lee Grover had been released. Everyone was reportedly wearing seatbelts.

“Roadways at the time of the crash were snow covered and the area was experiencing snow fall,” states WHP’s report. “Erickson was westbound on US 20/26 when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle entered a spin and crossed the centerline going into the eastbound lane of travel. The Erickson vehicle collided into the eastbound Grover vehicle rear end first.”

After the crash, both lanes of travel were reportedly blocked and traffic was directed onto the shoulders of the roadway.

“Troopers investigating this fatal crash attribute speed too fast for the existing conditions as a contributing factor,” states the report.