- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) - Three people are dead following two wrecks near Wheatland.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports the first accident happened at 8 p.m. Tuesday on I-25 north about 16 miles north of Wheatland. The crash happened in a construction zone where traffic had been reduced to two lanes.

A 2008 Kia driven northbound by 26-year-old Ryan A. Holzapfel of Cheyenne struck a guardrail before crossing into the southbound lane where it was hit by a semitrailer. Holzapfel and his passenger, 30-year old Justin A. Kinzler of Fargo, North Dakota, were killed.

Just over an hour later, 67-year-old Arthur F. Osburn of Guernsey died near when his southbound 2013 Suburban hit a second semitrailer on I-25 at a point where traffic was being diverted away from the first crash.

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