UW track athlete dies in car accident near Douglas

Via the Wyoming News Exchange

AFTON (WNE) — University of Wyoming track and field student-athlete Nathan Reid died in a car accident on U.S. Highway 18/20 near Orin Junction and south of Douglas, Wyo.  Road construction workers discovered Reid at the site of the car crash early on Monday morning, July 24.


Reid, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, would have been entering his senior season at UW in the fall of 2023.  He competed in the discus and shot put events for the Cowboys and was majoring in mechanical engineering.


“Anytime you lose someone in the UW Family it hurts, but it is extremely sad when the individual is a UW student,” said Tom Burman, director of intercollegiate athletics. “Nathan had a bright future, and he was so well respected by his teammates and coaches.”


While there are limited details regarding the accident at this time, the incident appeared to be a single-car accident.  


Reid’s vehicle was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 18/20 about five miles east of I-25 near Orin Junction.  The exact time of the accident has not yet been determined.  


This story was published on July 25, 2023. 


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