Fatal crash east of Shoshoni claims two Fremont County residents

Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) responded to a one-vehicle rollover around milepost 70 on US 20/26 east of Shoshoni just before 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29th.

A Dodge Caravan was headed eastbound on US 20/26 when the vehicle exited the right side of the roadway, according to the WHP release. The driver overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to overturn.   

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The driver of the Dodge has been identified as 32-year-old Riverton resident Carmella Driftwood. The passenger has been identified as 30-year-old Lander resident Rikki Shakespeare.WHP reports, neither Driftwood nor Shakespeare were wearing seatbelts and succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash.

WHP said, “alcohol use is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.”

Thisis the 59thand 60thfatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2020 compared to 96 in 2019, 61 in 2018, and 83 in 2017 to date.

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