Head-On Crash With Trooper Injures Gillette Man

Laramie, WY – A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper and two others were injured when a patrol car hit a car head-on while passing a tractor-trailer south of Gillette.

The Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Trooper Joshua Gebauer was driving with 19-year-old Darryl Bower, of Wright, in the patrol car.

As the patrol car was passing a tractor-trailer, it hit a 1993 Mercury Tracer driven by 51-year-old John Harvey, of Gillette. Harvey was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Gebauer and Bower were treated and released.

Patrol officials say that Gebauer and Bower were wearing seat belts, but it wasn't known whether Harvey was wearing a seat belt. The patrol says the crash was being investigated by the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.