Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen shared the below monthly update at the Fremont County Commissioners’ meeting today.

Coroner case numbers remain ahead of last year; 112 so far in 2019 compared to 94 at this time last year.

2019 Non-natural death count:

  • Suicide – 10
  • Homicide – 6
  • Accident – 25

Accident breakdown:

  • Motor vehicle – 7
  • Direct drug/alcohol toxicity – 6
  • Falls – 5
  • Drowning – 2
  • Asphyxia – 2
  • Carbon monoxide – 1
  • Hypothermia – 1

Including direct toxicity, drug and alcohol-related deaths are 65% of the total non-natural deaths.

July and August had 11 autopsies compared to 5 for the same two months in 2018.