- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Three people died in a three-vehicle accident north of Casper.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports ()http://bit.ly/1DHdoK1 ) the 51-year-old man driving a Ford Taurus lost control on Highway 259 Monday evening near Midwest and collided with a Chevy Cruze. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the man was thrown from the Taurus and was hit by an oncoming pickup truck. He died at the scene.

The Cruze went into the ditch. The 28-year-old man who was driving and his 29-year-old female passenger were killed, while a 2-year-old child was properly restrained and suffered no major injuries.

The crash happened as a winter storm blew into the state, bringing heavy snow and gusty winds.

The Department of Transportation closed numerous roads Tuesday morning, but by the afternoon the closures were mostly limited to Interstate 80 between Evanston and Rawlins.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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