Six injured in single vehicle rollover early Monday on 8 Mile Road; Alcohol suspected in crash
The Jaws of Life were used to extricate the 17-year-old driver who was pinned in the wreckage early Monday morning. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Three adults, two teens, and one child were injured in a one vehicle rollover along 8 Mile Road, near the intersection of Blue Shale Road early Monday morning around 1:30AM. Four ambulances, three from Riverton and one from Kinnear, responded to the crash.The Lander first call ambulance was sent to Riverton to cover calls there during this emergency.
A 17 year old male teen from Arapahoe was operating a 1992 Cadillac Sedan registered to Melvin Brown Jr. of Fort Washakie, according to information provided by Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee. The vehicle was south bound on 8 Mile Road, it left the roadway to the east, then the driver overcorrected and it rolled one complete evolution. The driver was extricated by Fremont County Fire Protection District personnel from the Morton-Kinnear Battalion; the remaining passengers were either ejected or had crawled out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of emergency crews.
Three adults were in the vehicle, identified as 19 year-old Charnele Jenkins of Arapahoe, 18 year-old Treyvale Bigmedicine of Riverton, and another 18 year-old female who we are still attempting to positively identify. The remaining passengers consisted of a 17 year-old female and a 12 year-old boy.
“All six involved were injured, five were treated locally while the driver was air lifted to another hospital; I do not know his condition at this time,” Lee said in a statement Tuesday morning. “The investigation into the collision will take a couple more days; at this time there is a strong indication that alcohol was involved.”
Lee said those persons responsible for the delinquency of the 12 year old boy “will be held accountable including the adult occupants of the vehicle and anyone else who had knowledge of his whereabouts.”
The incident is still pending investigation as of Tuesday morning.
Photos by County10.com’s Ernie Over. Click to enlarge, mouse over for captions.