(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Adams reported today that two wrecks earlier this week were likely the result of driving under the influence.
Roark Fairchild of Buhl, Idaho, is currently being treated at a Casper hospital after he struck two semi tractor-trailer combinations with his Toyota Rav4 on Wednesday north of Shoshoni. Adams said Fairchild was northbound on Highway 20 when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, striking the rear wheels of one semi’s trailer. He then reportedly swerved back into his own lane before swerving back into the southbound lane and colliding head-on with another semi.
This wreck reportedly occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Adams said neither of the semi drivers were injured. Fairchild was treated at Sagewest in Riverton before being life-flighted to Casper. Fairchild had no passengers.
Driving Under the Influence of both alcohol and/or controlled substances is being investigated as a cause of the crash.
A single vehicle wreck occurred on Highway 26 at 2:50 a.m. the following day just west of Kinnear. Renfard Aoah, 24, of Fort Washakie, was reportedly eastbound in his 2002 Chevy pickup when it left the road on the south side and rolled at least once, Adams said. Aoah was treated and released at one of the county’s hospitals.
Adams said Aoah has been charged with DUI, No Seatbelt and No Drivers License. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.