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Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press
Montana man killed in I-25 wreck
BAR NUNN -- The driver killed in a crash on Interstate 25 north of Bar Nunn on Saturday was a 27-year-old man from Montana who was moving with his family.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Monday that Daniel Barto of Butte was pulling a U-Haul trailer southbound when it was hit from behind by a 27-year-old driver from Mohawk, Mich., Ryan Nordstrom.
The crash caused Barto to lose control of his Ford F-150 pickup. It went into the median and rolled onto the opposite side of I-25, landing upside down.
Barto's wife and his two children, aged 1 and 2, suffered minor injuries.
The crash is still under investigation. The results will be turned over to Natrona County prosecutors, who will decide whether to file any criminal charges.
Park road closures begin
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Winter weather has forced the closure of several roads in Yellowstone National Park.
The National Park Service reports road closures on Monday included Craig Pass between Old Faithful and West Thumb and the park's east entrance to Fishing Bridge.
The Park Service intends to update the road closure list as conditions change so people traveling in the park should check on road conditions.
The National Weather Service says snow is likely all week in Jackson, near the park's southern border.
Decision on one-way delayed
JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials are delaying a controversial decision on whether to turn a two-way road into a one-way route between Teton Village and Moose.
They had planned to close the stretch of the Moose-Wilson Road to southbound traffic beginning in 2013. Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles said Monday that the decision will be delayed a year. She said the park will collect data and talk with community members about the proposed change next summer.
Park officials are considering the change to reduce traffic wear and tear on the road.