Head-On Crash Near Gillette Leaves Wyoming Motorcyclist Dead
A Wyoming motorcyclist is dead following a head-on collision north of Gillette, the Wyoming Highway Patrol says.
The crash happened around 2:14 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 near milepost 99.7 on U.S. 14/16, near Eagle Butte Coal Mine.
According to a fatality crash summary, a Ford Expedition was southbound on the bridge near the mine overlook when the driver crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an oncoming Honda motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, 53-year-old Steven Lucore, was not wearing a helmet and died from his injuries.
The driver of the SUV was also reportedly injured in the crash, but the patrol did not say to what extent.
The summary lists driver inattention as a possible contributing factor.
Lucore is the 15th motorcyclist to die on Wyoming's highways so far this year.
According to his obituary (see below), Lucore moved to Gillette in 2006 and found employment at DRM, Inc., an excavating contractor in Campbell County.
"Steven possessed an adventurous spirit and an insatiable love for motorcycles," his obituary reads. "One of his favorite annual events was attending the Sturgis Rally, where he found immense joy in embracing the camaraderie of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. "
Lucore is survived by his son Samuel Lucore of Gillette, his father Lowell Lucore III of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and his brothers Lowell (Mary) Lucore IV of Niagara Falls, New York, and Daniel (Stephanie) Lucore of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Steven William Lucore
July 25, 1970 — November 4, 2023
A gathering of friends and family for Steven Lucore will be from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. A service and burial will be at a later date in Edinboro Cemetery in Edinboro, PA. Steven William Lucore, a beloved son, brother, father, and friend, passed away on November 4, 2023, in Gillette, WY. He was born on July 25, 1970, in Erie, PA. His passing came as a profound loss to all who knew him and leaves behind cherished memories of a life lived to the fullest. Steven's education journey began when he graduated high school in 1988 from North Tonawanda, NY. In pursuit of new horizons and opportunities, he relocated to Gillette, WY in 2006. It was there that Steven found employment at DRM, where he worked diligently until his untimely departure. As a man who cherished family above all else, Steven's fondest memories were of spending precious time with his loved ones. Whether it was gathering around the dinner table for joyful conversations or embarking on adventures together, his family was the heart and soul of his existence. He nurtured strong bonds with his parents and siblings. Steven always held a special place in his heart for his maternal and paternal grandparents, who provided him with love and guidance throughout his life. Steven possessed an adventurous spirit and an insatiable love for motorcycles. One of his favorite annual events was attending the Sturgis Rally, where he found immense joy in embracing the camaraderie of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. Camping trips were another passion that allowed him to reconnect with nature. He loved nothing more than setting up a tent under the stars and going fishing with those he held dear. Among these cherished moments of solace was returning to Edinboro, PA to visit family and embark on fishing excursions. The proudest accomplishments in Steven's life were not centered around personal accolades but rather in the boundless love he shared with his son Samuel Lucore. Together they created lasting memories that will forever remain etched in their hearts. Steven actively engaged in his son's school activities, cheering him on from the sidelines and providing unwavering support every step of the way. His dedication and unconditional love will continue to guide Samuel throughout his life. On November 4, 2023, a tragic motorcycle accident cut short Steven's journey in this world. His untimely departure has left an indescribable void in the lives of those he cherished most. While grief may weigh heavily upon our hearts, let us remember Steven's vibrant spirit and the passion with which he embraced life. Steven William Lucore will forever be remembered for his unwavering love for family, his adventurous nature, and his ability to find joy in the simplest of moments. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will provide solace to all who mourn his loss. Survived by his beloved son Samuel Lucore of Gillette, WY; father Lowell Lucore III of Edinboro, PA; brothers Lowell (Mary) Lucore IV of Niagara Falls, NY and Daniel (Stephanie) Lucore of Erie, PA and an extensive network of friends who held him dear. Preceded in death is his mother, Barbara Lucore, his brother Benjamin Lucore and his maternal and paternal grandparents. In this time of profound sadness, we gather together to celebrate the life of Steven William Lucore, whose memory will forever brighten our lives. As we bid farewell to a beloved soul taken from us too soon, let us find solace in knowing that he is now resting in eternal peace. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com