Photo courtesy of WYDOT Roadside Memorial Program
Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in a weekend crash that brought the total number of fatalities on Wyoming roads to 66 for the year.
According to the preliminary report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle rollover crash occurred in Boysen State Park in Fremont County.
Witnesses reported the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed on a dirt road shortly after 9 p.m. June 1. While attempting to negotiate a 90-degree turn, the vehicle fishtailed for approximately 700 feet before rotating and sliding off the road into loose dirt before rolling.
Two 16-year-olds died as a result of the crash, neither were wearing seat belts. Two other occupants of unknown age were also injured.
No further details are available at this time.
That brings the total number of fatalities on Wyoming roads to 66 for the year. At this time last year, there were 40 deaths, 46 in 2017, and 25 in 2016.