(Uinta County, WY ) – A two vehicle crash on US-189 outside of Evanston was reported at 5:50 PM on Sunday, November 14th, that resulted in one fatality, according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol preliminary report.
The deceased has been identified as the passenger of the vehicle, 64-year-old Utah resident Amy Castillo.
The report states that Castillo was the passenger of a vehicle that was disabled due to a prior collision with a deer, and had come to a rest on the centerline of the roadway.
Castillo then exited the vehicle and attempted to move it out of the roadway with other motorists.
Another vehicle driving toward the scene of the accident was unable to see the stopped vehicle in the roadway, due to headlights not being in use.
Castillo was standing on the driver’s side of the stopped vehicle when the oncoming driver corrected to the right in an attempt to avoid collision.
The oncoming driver impacted the front corner of the stopped vehicle, at which point Castillo was struck.
The report indicates there were no other injuries, and driver inattention is being looked into as a possible contributing factor.
To date, there have been 99 fatalities on Wyoming’s roadways in 2021, compared to 118 in 2020, 136 in 2019, and 105 in 2018.