Riverton pedestrian struck and killed early Monday morning

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle resulted in the death of 34 year old Ivan R. Pine of Riverton, Wyoming on September 1st. The crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. at mile post 112 on WY 789 approximately five miles north of Riverton.

Mr. Pine was walking south in the southbound lane of travel of WY 789 wearing dark colored clothing when he was struck from behind by a 2011 Dodge Charger that was traveling south and was being driven by a teenage juvenile. Mr. Pine sustained fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

The contributing factor in this crash is still under investigation and marks the 101st fatal crash on Wyoming highways for 2014.

–Provided by Wyoming Highway Patrol

22 Comments

  1. Karlee Larsen-Zach

    How extremely sad. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  2. Stormy H Crichton

    Prayers to both parties involved

  3. two'Lok Savage

    Rest in peace brother

  4. Linda Klepper-Archer

    Very sad….thoughts and prayers to Ivan's family…

  5. Dugan Simmons

    So sad for both… I have always had fear for those who are out walking at night with dark clothing as they are very hard to see.

  6. Michael Moss

    Funk….that's too bad…prayers go out he was my buddy

  7. Dana Neil Flint

    RIP my friend.

  8. Anthony Garcia

    Sad to see that this has happened once again! People need to ask themselves, what could possibly happen to you as you walk in a lane of the highway that cars drive in at 65 mph? The way I see it, people that do this are cleaning up the gene pool one idiot at a time. That may seem heartless to some of you, however the only person that is truly a victim in accidents like this is the innocent driver that is being forced to deal with a death forever! My prayers are for the driver.

  9. Ron Howard

    I knew him. I'm very sorry to hear about this. Prayers and condolences to his family.

  10. Nicole Bebout Schoening

    Mr. Garcia, we do not have the luxury of knowing why this man was walking on/beside the highway, nor do we know the driver. Your comment offends me deeply knowing that both parties involved were members of a family and your comment regarding the "thinning of the gene pool" was thoughtless and cruel. Please consider the family of the deceased when you choose your words. i am curious how your family would feel if someone said these say things about you?

  11. Jackie A Greer

    yet more families are hurting today,because of a death! prayers for both families!

  12. Anthony Garcia

    Nicole Bebout Schoening I don't walk on a highway in the traffic lane for starters, second I don't really care that I may have offended your poor little feelings, the only person that I do feel sorry for is the driver that was minding their own business and had their life up ended by someone doing something that my 5 year old grandchild knows not to do!

  13. Anthony Garcia

    Nicole Bebout Schoening I don't walk on a highway in the traffic lane for starters, second I don't really care that I may have offended your poor little feelings, the only person that I do feel sorry for is the driver that was minding their own business and had their life up ended by someone doing something that my 5 year old grandchild knows not to do!

  14. Anthony Garcia

    From what my LEO friends tell me, he was drunk and walking in the middle of a traffic lane at midnight! Even if the driver was going under the speed limit the result would be the same….don't play in traffic, now when did I learn that?

  15. Anthony Garcia

    Nicole Bebout Schoening after re-reading what I wrote I do see where it could seem callous and uncaring, that being said most of what was said is true, however I did remove a good portion of my original post. I will point out though that common sense tells us don't walk on a highway in the traffic lane for starters, second the person that I feel sorry for most is the driver that was minding their own business and had their life up ended by someone doing something that my 5 year old grandchild knows not to do!

  16. Dana Neil Flint

    Anthony Garcia sad that you felt you needed to write all that you did. Everyone makes choices good or bad. He was a friend to many, he was a son, brother, husband, father, and most importantly a human being. I will never understand how people feel they need to hop on their soapbox or whatever you call it when something this tragic happens. Prayers for comfort and understanding are needed more than anything else. The way he was taken makes no sense to all of us that knew and cared about Ivan. I have read all these posts and was happy to read everyone sending thoughts and prayers to the families. That is what the world needs more of people coming together despite not attacking.

  17. Charlotte Stewart

    Praying for all involved. ..

  18. Chuck Wagoner

    always sad to hear of these accidents. affects so many, family, friends, etc

  19. Anthony Garcia

    Dana Neil Flint first off what I posted is 100% truthful, secondly, I see you think it's OK for you to spout off about me….so are you the ruling authority? I think not! What was stated in my post was garnered from friends within the FCSO and WHP, they investigate alcohol related motor vehicles deaths far too often for me to just say "oh well these accidents are bound to happen". I have very little tolerance for people that abuse any drug/alcohol, they do nothing but cause destruction and chaos, not only for themselves but others that cross paths with them. I know this first hand because of immediate family members that are alcoholics, and I see the destruction they cause!

  20. Cassie Lemley

    Omg! So sad :( but why was he walking in traffic?

  21. Deb Croom

    Always sad when a life is ended early.

  22. Angelica Engavo

    Anthony Garcia this is what I want you to know I am Ivan's wife! You feel sorry for the driver he took my Husbands life he took him away forever. Do you know he was innocent and not on drugs or looking at his phone or Radio? Well I drive this road everyday and I can see far away no matter how dark it is. I will not stop until I get justice he was the best Man I ever knew. You got something to say to my face you can get ahold of me you are one heartless man who should keep his comments and bitter words to himself may you have the karma which will get you in the end! Let me know when and where you want to say anything to me I will be there!

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