The Laramie Police Department is reporting that on Wednesday (January 29) at about 2:50 PM officers responded to the 4000 Block of Grand Avenue for a three-vehicle crash with possible injuries. Upon arrival, they determined that one person, who was trapped in one of the vehicles, had died.

After an initial investigation, officials found that a 2005 Lincoln Town Car was traveling eastbound on Grand Avenue when for an unknown reason it entered the westbound lane colliding with the back-driver side door area of a westbound 2000 Honda Accord. The 2005 Lincoln continued in the westbound lane, colliding nearly head-on with a 2003 GMC box van that was not able to avoid the collision.

The driver of the Town Car has been identified as 84-year-old Laramie resident Lavern C. Hamre. Hamre was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Accord was identified as 60-year-old Laramie resident Leonard Martin. Martin was not injured in the accident.

The driver of the box van was identified as 30-year-old Cheyenne resident Caleb Tipton. Tipton was transported to Ivinson Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. The passenger in the box van was identified as 24-year-old Laramie resident Tyler Sims. Sims was not injured in the accident.

A medical issue or driver inattention on the part of Hamre are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

SOURCE: Laramie Police Department

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