|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1982|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2004|
Christopher I. Moyte, 22, of Cheyenne died Dec. 10 in Cheyenne.
He was born April 12, 1982, in Cheyenne and lived here all of his life.
Christopher was a plumber for Victor's Unique Plumbing and Heating.
He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and was a boxer.
Christopher is survived by two daughters, Jazmine Moyte and Charizma Moyte, both of Cheyenne; his fiancee, Barbie Cuevas of Cheyenne; his father, Victor Moyte of Cheyenne; his mother, Yvette Moyte of Cheyenne; seven brothers, Victor Moyte Jr., Phillip Moyte, Aaron Moyte, Jason Moyte, Brandon Moyte, Antonio Hernandez and Tiger Moyte, all of Cheyenne; and six sisters, Danelle Moyte, Farrah Moyte, Yvette Moyte, Ariel Moyte, Sephra Moyte and Precious Moyte, all of Cheyenne.
Killed in a vehicle accident.
CHEYENNE - The cell phone rang, but no one answered. It rang again, and still no one answered.
That's how Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers know a crash victim is missed. The head-on collision in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 was no different Friday night.
That unanswered phone and knowledge of the I-25 closure brought a fiancee to the crash scene just south of the Vandehei Boulevard interchange.
That's where she learned 22-year-old Christopher Moyte was dead.
Briefly, troopers tended to her, while others treated the other driver. The Cheyenne man is listed in critical condition at United Medical Center-West after being struck about 5:45 p.m., apparently by Moyte's Dodge Dakota, troopers said.
Family members were the last to arrive on the scene of that I-25 collision that stalled northbound traffic for almost three hours.
Scattered debris hinted at the Dakota owner's profession.
Hundreds of pieces of copper pipe fittings glistened among the specks of safety glass in the northbound lanes. Those T-shaped and corner-forming copper pieces told troopers, firefighters and EMTs the Dakota driver probably was a plumber.
His ringing cell phone gave troopers a reason to expect family members. Troopers' cell phones also rang as the saw used to free Larson buzzed and lights topping more than a dozen emergency vehicles flashed.
The Dakota, reduced to the size of a Honda, was damaged on the front and back ends. The driver's side of the Chrysler minivan was crushed, and its windshield was a web of cracked glass.
Moyte likely wasn't wearing a seat belt, Ratliff said, noting he was ejected from the cab.
Witnesses told troopers the Dakota was passing cars on the I-25 on-ramp from Vandehei, and seconds after joining southbound traffic, it clipped the front bumper of a semitrailer.
That might explain how the Dakota lost control and skidded into the median to strike head-on the northbound minivan, Ellis said.
Excerpts from article appearing in Wyoming Tribune Eagle Dec. 11, 2004
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