Woman apparently suffered heart attack behind the wheel, crashed head-on into pickup at Fairgrounds

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Authorities believe a 51-year-old Riverton woman may have suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon when her Chevrolet Tahoe crashed head-on into a 2014 Ford Raptor pickup on Fairgrounds Drive just west of South Federal Boulevard.

Captain Eric Murphy said the driver of the pickup truck saw the vehicle coming at him, and noticed that the driver was slumped over the steering wheel. He abruptly stopped his pickup and began backing up as fast as he could, but was struck. Murphy said RPD officers and Fremont  County Sheriff’s Deputies both responded and took turns giving the woman CPR until the ambulance could arrive.

The woman was taken to SageWest-Riverton and then taken by air ambulance to another medical center. Murphy said he did not know the woman’s condition.

“The male driver was really driving aware,” he said. Damage was over $1,000 to the vehicles involved.



  1. Amanda Pendergraft

    Please please pray!!!!!! Anyone who reads!

  2. Maria Fernanda Castillo

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  3. Becky Mayes Kenyon

    <3 hugs and prayers!

  4. Ashli Gunsaullus

    Prayers to you and your family Amanda! Let me know if you need anything!

  5. Amanda Padilla

    Praying gal!

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  8. Erica Gunter Thoman

    Praying for your all of you!

  9. Tammy Baldwin Lee

    Amanda, Thoughts and prayers for your mom… Please keeps us posted. Love you all!!!!!!

  10. Stefanie Caines

    Prayers <3

  11. Teri Sandstrom Burwell

    Much love and prayers to you and your family!!!

  12. Kelly Fossey

    Praying for all of you. Hang in there.

  13. Kylie Emerson

    Prayers to you and your family.

  14. Shannon Woodard- Mejorado

    Thoughts and prayers for all of you!!

  15. Jan Watson

    Praying for you all!

  16. Genee Sell

    Sending prayers .

  17. Tammy Kenyon Curtis

    Prayers sen your way!

  18. Tristan Tamra

    Prayers to you all!

  19. Tanya Santee

    Praying for all of you!!

  20. Nancy Nolan McFadden

    Thinking of all of you!

  21. Katy Hinckley

    How scary. I am lifting your mom up in my prayers.

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  23. Susannah Brown

    Sending prayers and hugs Amanda

  24. Jody Ray

    Jesus Mary & Joseph be her today. Wrap your healing arms around her an those who love her now and always. God bless you all!

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  26. Cindy McDonald

    My families thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!

  27. Billi Duty

    Praying for all of you!!

  28. Sandy Larsen

    Our Hearts and Prayers are with You.

  29. Kim Henrichs

    Just seeing this now, Amanda – hope everything is okay!! Lots of love and prayers for you guys!!!

  30. Connie Dale

    Prayers to all the family!!!

  31. Kori Kenny Martin

    Sending our thoughts and prayers for you and your family

  32. Cody Doyle

    Praying so hard from my beloved Sis, brother and nieces — and all of our family and friends. A very tough time for all.

  33. Tasha Bauer Lehman

    Prayers for you all!

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  36. Rod Hall

    You have our hearts and our prayers.

  37. Rod Hall

    Sorry about the J. It was a mistake.

  38. Suzy Fife

    You and your family are in our thoughts. Tell mule skinner we are thinking of her!

  39. Kim Allison

    Praying !!!

  40. Todd Smith

    I want to thank the RPD and Sheriff Officers for all their help and efforts. Fremont County be thankful we have these professionals! My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

  41. Michelle Webber Dolbow

    Our prayers are with you Amanda and Amber.

  42. Francine Ward Weliever

    Praying for you and your family Amanda! Ms Yo!

  43. Bret Dale

    Our prayers are with you, stay strong.

  44. Kathy Arima

    Have been praying for your Mom as soon as I found out prayers and hugs to you and all your family!

  45. Kendra Smith

    I sure hope the woman is alright. So glad the man noticed and did what he could to lessen the impact for the unconscious driver…

  46. Andy Robinson Wirth

    Praying here as well, sissy!

  47. Laurie Morgan

    just read this and strong prayers go to your family and your mom. God can do anything and prayers go a long way. Bless you all and hope everything gets better. Sending those prayers

  48. Leo Hopkins

    We are praying for all of the family

  49. Yvonne Snider

    Praying for your mom, all of you and medical staff!!

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