LYMAN, Wyo. — Two Magic Valley residents died in a Monday morning crash in Wyoming.
Alan Peterson, 54, of Eden was driving west in a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup on Interstate 80 when his vehicle slid on an icy bridge deck of an overpass at the Lyman interchange, said Trooper Mike Adams of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The pickup spun to the right and slid off the north side of the roadway and down an embankment, rolling several times. The pickup landed on its roof, between the interstate and the westbound on-ramp.
Peterson’s wife, Silvia Peterson, 58, was a passenger in the pickup. Both were thrown from the pickup and died at the scene. Neither were wearing seat belts, Adams said.
Lyman is a small town about 40 miles east of the Utah border. The crash happened sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. in a two-way construction zone, he said. The wreckage was discovered at sunup.
“It had snowed (the evening before) until 1 a.m.,” Adams said. “(The accident) happened after it quit snowing.”