On November 17th about 4 pm, Wyatt Pillen (age 15) of Newcastle was eastbound on WYO 450 about 14 miles west of Newcastle in Weston County when, for reasons unknown at this time, he lost control of the vehicle. Pillen over corrected the vehicles steering on two occasions before the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled 1 1/2 times. Neither Pillen nor passenger Vincent Oedekoven (age 16) of Newcastle were wearing their seat belt.
During the rollover both occupants were totally ejected from the vehicle. Pillen and Oedekoven were transported via ground ambulance to Weston County Hospital in Newcastle. Oedekoven was transferred to Scottsbluff Regional West Medical in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Pillen was transferred to Denver Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado.