Truck, train collision kills Wyarno man

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SHERIDAN — Daniel D. Twohy, 43, of  Wyarno was killed at a railroad crossing on Wyarno Road, Highway 336, in Sheridan County on Wednesday night at approximately 6 p.m when he struck a train with his pickup truck.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, at the time of the crash the highway was dry with clear weather conditions.

WHP said Twohy was eastbound on the highway approaching a double track marked railroad crossing which had the railroad crossing lights and bell activated as a coal train was crossing the highway.

Twohy made no attempt to brake and slammed into the side of the train striking the 73rd railroad car.

The train continued on as the engineer did not know the train had been struck. After the train was stopped it was discovered that the collision caused a partial derailment of the railroad car that was struck. The crash caused the closure of WYO 336 for approximately two hours.

WHP said they are awaiting results of a routine toxicology test to determine whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, Sheridan Fire-Rescue and Rocky Mountain Ambulance assisted on the call.

By |January 9th, 2014|

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Tracee Davis joined the staff at The Sheridan Press in July of 2013. She covers business, energy and public safety. Tracee grew up in Kemmerer and has lived in several locations both in the U.S. and overseas. Her journalism training stems from her military service.