Shannah Nelson, Wendy Nelson Killed in Accident at US 14 near Powell, WY

February 24, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Shannah Nelson, Wendy Nelson
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 14, Cody, WY, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Wyoming Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado, Tractor-Trailer
US 14
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado lost control on icy roads and collided with a tractor-trailer

What Happened

State Police have identified the two people killed in a crash at US 14 near Powell, WY on February 24th, 2023. Police say the victims were sisters, 22-year-old Shannah Nelson and 20-year-old Wendy Nelson. Police say the sisters were traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet Silverado while crossing a bridge that was said to have been covered in ice. Investigators believe the ice caused the vehicle to lose control which further caused to travel into the westbound lanes. It was then struck near the rear of the vehicle by an approaching tractor-trailer, leaving both women with fatal injuries at the scene. The truck driver is said to have been uninjured. Authorities did not have additional information available to share.

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