POWELL (WNE) — A two-car crash on Wednesday morning east of Garland claimed the lives of two teenagers and injured the two occupants of the other vehicle.
The vehicles collided around 7:36 a.m. amid snowy, slippery conditions on U.S. Highway 14- A, about a mile east of its junction with Wyo. Highway 114.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a 2005 Toyota Corolla was heading east on 14-A when the driver lost control and went into the opposite lane.
The Corolla then collided with a westbound 2015 Chrysler 200. The occupants of the Chrysler, 31-year-old Brittney Baldridge of Powell and 32-year-old Elliott Wittick of Lovell, suffered unspecified injuries and were taken to Powell Valley Hospital.
The occupants of the Toyota, Ralston residents Peiton and Phoenix Hackenberg, died in the crash.
Peiton, 17, was a junior at Lovell High School and her brother Phoenix, 15, was a freshman.
The highway patrol said late Wednesday afternoon that it was still investigating potential contributing factors to the crash. All four people involved in the crash were wearing their seat belts, the patrol said.