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Three people died and another was injured in a pair of rollover crashes on Wyoming roadways this week.

According the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a pair of Idaho men died late on Feb. 17 when they were thrown from the Ford Fusion they were in as it rolled.

The driver, Frank W. Rebish, 37, of Boise, overcorrected when the Fusion drifted into the oncoming westbound traffic lane of Highway 51 about five miles east of Rozet. The Fusion went into a ditch on the road's south side and rolled multiple times.

Neither Rebish nor a 26-year-old passenger, Timothy G. Gahler, of Kooskia, Idaho, were wearing seat belts. Both men died at the scene.

Investigators believe excessive speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

At about 2 a.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old Cheyenne man died when the pickup truck he was riding in rolled one mile south of Cheyenne.

The highway patrol said Robert Curran, 46, of Cheyenne, was driving a Ford pickup truck onto Interstate 25 from the Lincolnway on-ramp. The truck left the north side of ramp and rolled several times. A passenger, Daniel P. Soran, was declared dead at the scene. He was thrown from the pickup as it rolled. The pickup then came to rest on top of him.

Curran was taken to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. The crash remains under investigation.

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Contact Zach Benoit at zbenoit@billingsgazette.com or 657-1357.

 

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