Three traffic fatalities reported across the state in the last week; Alcohol believed to be a factor in two
(Wyoming) – Three people, including a juvenile girl, have been killed in wrecks across the state since July 2. Fremont County did not have any fatal wrecks during that time frame.
The juvenile girl, whose name, age and residence have not been released, was killed in a morning wreck west of Green River on I-80 on July 2. She was reportedly ejected from the minivan in which was riding. The girl was not using a seat belt. The driver, a Craig, Colo., woman was transported to Utah for her serious injuries. Four other occupants suffered only minor injuries. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, but speed and tire conditions are being investigated as possible contributing factors.
Another July 2 crash on Wyo 130 near Saratoga resulted in the death of 55-year-old Carol Ann Cline of Encampment, Wyo. “A 1978 Ford pickup was being driven by a juvenile male that was also occupied by forty-five year old Deanne Barrett of Saratoga, Wyoming and a juvenile female,” the WHP states in a news release. “The pickup was stopped on the highway waiting to make a left hand turn to a dirt road. Fifty-five year old Carol Ann Cline of Encampment, Wyoming was traveling south in a 2009 Nissan Titan pickup and came upon the stopped Ford. Cline failed to stop with a rear-end collision ensuing between the two vehicles.” Everyone involved was transported to a hospital. Cline died there; alcohol use by her is being investigated as a possible cause.
Yesterday, a Cody man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Lane 13.5 in Powell. “Matthew Joseph McNamara, age 25 of Cody was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders from Powell Valley Ambulance,” the Park County Sheriff’s Office reports. Three passengers reportedly were transported to a hospital for their injuries. One has since been released. McNamara was driving a 2002 Mercury sedan too fast for conditions when he lost control. Alcohol use is being investigated as a contributing factor.