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Boy from St. Stephen's killed in car wreck south of Laramie
Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports
Officials said U.S Highway 287 was icy and snow packed at the time of the crash.
A St. Stephen's boy died Monday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover south of Laramie.
According to reports, Steven T. Warren, 4, of St. Stephen's, died at about 10:45 p.m. Monday at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.
Reportedly he was a passenger in a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Jerome H. Warren, 39, of St. Stephen's, at about 9:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 287 about 22 miles south of Laramie in Albany County.
Jerome H. Warren was treated and released from Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, as was Jerome A. Whispering Wolf Warren, 8, of St. Stephen's, who was in the back seat of the car with Steven Warren.
Neither boy was properly restrained in a booster seat or seatbelt, and Jerome H. Warren was cited for not having the children properly restrained. He also was not wearing a seatbelt.
Officials said U.S Highway 287 was icy and snow packed at the time of the crash. Jerome H. Warren lost control of his pickup truck as he was starting to negotiate an uphill grade of the roadway. The vehicle started to rotate clockwise as it went off of the road into the barrow ditch to the right. The truck then rolled one and one-quarter time, according to reports.
During the rollover event, Steven Warren, who was in the back seat on the driver's side, was partially ejected from the vehicle.
The cab of the pickup sustained minimal damage, and officials said there was no intrusion into the occupant compartment.