1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Wyoming rollover

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — A fatal one-vehicle crash happened north of Rock Springs, Wyoming on Sunday afternoon.

A 2013 Ford Explorer that was travelling south on US 191 failed to negotiate a slight curve to the road. When it exited the left side of the roadway, the driver overcorrected twice, attempting to return to the southbound lane. After the second overcorrection, the Explorer rolled over.

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to mile marker 49 on Highway 191 at about 4:45 p.m. The driver of the Explorer, a 23-year-old woman from Rock Springs, was not wearing her seat belt and succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash.

The passenger of the vehicle, a female juvenile, was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash and was flown to a medical center in Utah for injuries sustained in the crash.

Driver inattention or fatigue is being investigated as possible contributing factors.

This is the 94th fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 61 in 2018, 81 in 2017, and 53 in 2016 to date.

Categories: Traffic & Accidents, Wyoming News