Local authorities respond to at least 11 vehicle accidents during Saturday storm

Fremont County authorities were busy assisting motorists Saturday, responding to nearly one dozen traffic accidents.

A winter storm dropped snow pretty rapidly Saturday across the state between roughly noon and midnight. Fremont County saw the majority of their snow fly between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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Fremont County Sheriff’s personnel responded to six accidents between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. They included five, one-vehicle accidents. One of the accidents was a rollover on Highway 26, near milepost 127. Four vehicles slid off of the road at that time, including one on Burma, another on Highway 26 near milepost 107 near Kinnear, another just outside of Lander on Highway 789, and one near the intersection of Highway 789 and Missouri Valley Rd. There was a 2-vehicle accident reported near Burma and Paradise Valley described as a “minor fender bender.”

Sheriff’s responded to another 1-vehicle rollover along Highway 20, near milepost 86 just before 10:00 p.m. At 11:36 p.m. they responded to a head-on collision between Shoshoni and Moneta on Highway 20 at milepost 71. Just after midnight, a Sheriff assisted a motorist who slid off of the road near Lander on Highway 287. Another vehicle needed Sheriff’s assistance after sliding off of the road near Dubois overnight Saturday.

Riverton Police responded to several of these calls, assisting the Sheriff’s Department. They also gathered a report of a vehicle that crashed through a fence along Highway 789 at milepost 107.

Lander Police responded to a one-vehicle accident at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in which a vehicle had crashed through a fence on 2nd Street.

We are yet to receive injury updates for all of these incidents. In many of the reports we have seen, minor or no injuries were reported. We are working on reports from some of the more serious accidents, however.

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