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Auto accident claims life of Kemmerer teen

Posted: Thursday, Jan 2nd, 2014




By BRYON GLATHAR AND ED CLOSE

Wyoming Newspapers Inc.



CASPER — A two-vehicle accident 50 miles west of Casper in Natrona County on U.S. Highway 20/26 on Saturday, Dec. 28, took the life of a Kemmerer teen along with her sister who was living in Riverton, and left another young sibling and their mother in the hospital.

Moeniqa D. Produit, 18, of Kemmerer and Michelle M. Allen, 13, of Riverton, were traveling in a vehicle that reportedly crossed the centerline and hit an on-coming vehicle head on.

Both were wearing seat belts.

According to the report by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Produit, who was driving the vehicle, and Michelle Allen were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Thomas Presgrove, 48, of Fort Washakie was operating the second vehicle and had two passengers: Suzanne Presgrove, 52, of Fort Washakie and Fernalia Savage, 9, of Riverton.

Thomas and Suzanne Presgrove were treated and released from the Wyoming Medical Center and Savage was reportedly transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital.

According to witnesses at the scene, a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer was jackknifed on the roadway, causing blockage. Produit was westbound and started to slow due to the blockage caused by the pickup and horse trailer ahead of her. She lost control of her vehicle, and it crossed the center line going into the opposite lane of travel. “Light snowfall was falling at the time of the crash and the roadway was partly ice covered,” according to the release.





For the complete article see the 01-03-2014 issue.

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