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Two Cody residents die in motorcycle accident over the weekend

Posted: 12:38 PM, Jul 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-08 20:20:42-04

CODY, Wyo. – 57-year-old Timothy Zeller and 54-year-old Stacey Zeller of Cody, Wyoming, have been identified as the two people who died in a motorcycle crash on July 6, near milepost 121 on Wyoming 120 north of Cody.

According to a press release sent out by Sergeant Jeremy Beck, at around 2:12 p.m. Saturday, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a motor vehicle collision.

The release states that a 2007 Harley Davidson was traveling northbound on Wyoming 120.

The Harley was attempting to pass another vehicle and did not have enough space to avoid a southbound 2009 Toyota Highlander.  The Harley and Toyota collided in an offset head-on collision.

Timothy Zeller was wearing his helmet and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Sgt. Beck said the passenger of the Harley, Stacey Zeller was wearing her helmet and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Toyota has been identified as 70-year-old Cody, Wyoming resident Vaughn Gdula.  According to Sgt. Beck, Gdula was wearing his seatbelt and not injured.  The passenger in the Toyota has been identified as 67-year-old Charlottle Gdula.  She was wearing her seatbelt and transported to Cody Regional Health for injuries she sustained in the crash.

Driver inattention is being investigated on the part of Zeller as being the possible contributing factor.

This is the 81st and 82nd fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 49 in 2018, 72 in 2017, and 45 in 2016 to date.