Mills Woman Dies in Wednesday Auto Accident
On Wednesday, a fatal crash near Douglas, Wyoming resulted in the death of 53 year old Mills, Wyoming woman, Richelle Lucus. The crash happened at 1:45 a.m. on US Highway 18/20 near milepost eight, roughly eight miles east of Orin Junction in Converse County.
Richelle Lucas was driving a mid-sized pickup when the vehicle drifted off of the south side of the highway. Lucas overcorrected causing the pickup to enter a spin and leave the road. The vehicle then rolled several times.
Lucas was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected, and suffered fatal injuries on scene.
Driver inattention and/or driver fatigue are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash. That marks the 36th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2017. There were 22 fatalities during this same time period in 2016 and 48 in 2015.