Fatality in two-vehicle wreck on US 26 in April confirmed accidental

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On April 18th, an eastbound Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed the centerline and exited the left side of US 26 between Kinnear and Crowheart, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP). The driver, identified as 57-year-old Jackson, Wyoming resident Scott Wright, then overcorrected to the right and collided with a westbound vehicle with four occupants.

Wright succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash and the occupants of the other vehicle were hospitalized for injuries sustained in the wreck. No updates on the condition of the four individuals hospitalized have been shared with County 10.

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Driver inattention and speed on the part of Wright are being investigated as possible contributing factors, according to the last update from WHP on April 21st.

The Fremont County Coroner’s report released today, May 4th, that Wright’s manner of death was “accidental” and the cause of death was “cervical fracture due to blunt force trauma from 2 vehicle collision.” The Coroner’s report also lists Wright’s relevant toxicology as “Methamphetamine = 610 ng/mL, Delta-9 THC = 20 ng/mL.”

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