By Kari Eakins – 19 Mar ’14
A two-car crash on WYO 789 east of Lander Tuesday morning has killed two young sisters. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 6-year-old Olivia Lewis and 3-year-old Emma Lewis died Tuesday afternoon after being flown to a Salt Lake City Hospital.
Authorities say the crash occurred just around 7:45 a.m. when the road was snow and ice covered. The girls mother, Rebecca Lewis, was driving their SUV and lost control, sliding broadside into an oncoming pickup and then into a ditch. Troopers investigating the crash attribute speed too fast for the conditions as a contributing factor.
The girls father, Dr. Sean Lewis, is a professor at Wyoming Catholic College, which released a statement saying they are deeply saddened by the tragedy and asking for prayer for the family.