3 Utahns dead, 4 others, all minors, critically injured in I-80 collision near Evanston

Three Salt Lake City residents died and four others, children, were injured in a crash with two semis on I-80 near Evanston on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Photos: Wyoming Highway Patrol

EVANSTON, Wyo., March 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Three Utahns are dead and four more, all minors, were critically injured, when the minivan they were in was involved in collisions with two semi trucks Wednesday near Evanston, Wyo.

All those killed or injured were from the Salt Lake City, according to information from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. None of the victims were wearing seatbelts, the statement says.

The dead have been identified as Marco D. Carr, 38, who was driving; Rebecca Nowlin, 28, in the front passenger seat, and a 7-year-old child who was in the back seat.

“The remaining juvenile occupants were not restrained and transported to Evanston Regional Hospital in critical condition,” the WHP statement says.

The 1999 Chevrolet Venture minivan, was traveling east on Interstate 80 just before 11:30 p.m. when it slid on icy roads and collided with the back of a tractor trailer, officials said. After the minivan came to a stop, it was hit by a second semi.

The truck drivers were not injured, officials said.

“Speeding too fast for winter road conditions are being investigated on the part of Carr as a contributing factor,” the WHP statement says. “The roadway was covered with snow and ice at the time of the crash.”

According to social media posts, all of those in the minivan were members of one family.


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