By Jimmie Earls
Pine Bluffs Post Editor 

Two-vehicle accident on I-80 results in fatality

Lack of seat belt use partially to blame for death of Montana woman

 

Jimmie Earls/Pine Bluffs Post

This 1993 Chevy Blazer driven by 24-year-old Columbus, Ohio resident Bryan Silverthorn was rear-ended by a 2016 Freightliner semi-truck driven by 45-year-old Rigby, Idaho resident Jaysen Thompson. One of Silverthorn's passengers, 24-year-old Kacie Ketchum of Helena, Montana, was not wearing her seat belt and sustained fatal injuries at the scene. The accident took place on westbound Interstate 80 at mile post 395, approximately five miles west of Pine Bluffs.

One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 five miles west of Pine Bluffs on Wednesday, December 14.

The accident occurred at approximately 1:25 p.m. when a 2016 Freightliner driven by Jaysen Thompson, 45, of Rigby, Idaho, rear-ended a 1993 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 24-year-old Columbus, Ohio resident Bryan Silverthorn.

One of Silverthorn's passengers, Kacie Ketchum, 24, of Helena, Montana, was not wearing her seat belt and suffering fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.

Another passenger in the Chevrolet Blazer, Kayla Lemmings, 24, of Billings, Montana, was...



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