Oklahoma man charged after Utah couple dies in crash

Posted at 9:05 PM, Nov 14, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. — An Oklahoma man faces a vehicular homicide charge in connection with the deaths of a Sandy couple, who were killed in a crash in Wyoming last week.

Robert Wight, 57, and Dawn Wight, 46, both died on Thursday around 11 p.m. in a crash on U.S. Highway 287, about 13 miles south of Laramie.

According to a GoFundMe page, Robert and Dawn Wight were on their way to a hockey tournament in Denver with their sons Kyle and Karson at the time of the crash. A news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol indicates Dawn Wight was driving a Chevrolet Uplander van in the southbound lanes of Highway 287 when they were struck head-on by a commercial truck towing a trailer.

The news release said Dawn was wearing her seat belt but Robert was not. Both died at the scene. Kyle and Karson Wight were taken to medical facilities in Laramie and Denver, where they have been hospitalized.

The driver of the commercial truck, 58-year-old Charles Gibson of Midwest City, Okla. was not injured. Investigators believe driver fatigue was a contributing factor in the crash.

The deaths were the 100th and 101st highway fatalities in Wyoming so far this year.